Issue 3/2012

Art of Angry

Anger, discontent and rage as the driving forces for artistic production? That was pretty much taken for granted in the days when the prime focus was on deploying radical gestures to set oneself apart from all that had gone before. There were generally plenty of emotive declarations of this sort, directed first and foremost »against« something, at least in the rhetorical statements of rebellious movements that aimed to stake out their position as being clearly distinct from all around. However, now that the age of immeasurable indifference and neutralising co-existence has dawned, complete with a plethora of very different and in some cases incompatible styles wherever you look, this affect-based impetus has assumed a much more modest function. At most, giving artistic expression to anger about an issue heightens a work’s entertainment valu... » read more


Net section

Sound Art Exhibitions 1975–2013
A eulogy on the occasion of the »Sound Art« exhibition at ZKM Karlsruhe
Martin Conrads

Sound, Art, Vision
On the Attraction and Repulsion of Two Congenial Media
Christian Höller

Dutch Electronic Art Festival 2012 – The Power of Things
Nat Muller

Porno for the People
The media scholar Katrien Jacobs and her research on sexual representation and repression in China
Tim Stüttgen

On the need to act quickly
The Syrian online video scene und its commitment to a new civil society
Charlotte Bank

Non-Violent yet Action-Packed
The Arab PC gaming market is barely ten years old, and US games are still played the most in the region. A young generation of game developers hopes to change things.
Mona Sarkis


Art of Angry

The Fourfold Matrix of Contemporary Social Movements
Brian Holmes

Konzentration statt Dispersion
Pascal Jurt, Johannes Springer

»Self # governing«
Marina Naprushkina

The reprimanded land
Increasing discontent and protest is bubbling up in the Israeli art scene – an on-the-spot investigation
Thomas Edlinger

Upward revaluation in times of crisis
In Russia and Ukraine, administrative sanctions and repressive state measures directed at provocative forms of art are on the rise – greatly enhancing the status of political art.
Herwig G. Höller

Roma artists in Hungary or: the struggle for recognition
Silviu Mihai

Thoughts on queer-feminist art, activism and political critique in the Polish context
Katarzyna Winiecka

»Take The Square«
Oliver Ressler

Complexity and Criticism
A model analysis based on Anatoly Osmolovsky’s »Rot Front – Leftover«
Harry Lehmann



Ulrike Müller
Kerstin Stakemeier

Michael Hauffen

Tanja Widmann
Ines Kleesattel

»Kabinenschau | Moja Kabina | La mia cabina«
Nora Leitgeb

Rajkamal Kahlon
Matthias Reichelt

L.A. Raeven
Sabine Dorscheid

»La Triennale. Intense Proximité«
Walter Seidl

»Islands of Resistance. Between First and Second Modernity 1985–2012«
Anna Daucíková

Gina Pane
Patricia Grzonka

Andrea Fraser
Ines Kleesattel

»Getting It Wrong«
Nicola Hirner

Stephan Dillemuth
Carola Platzek



Anleitung zum Bürgerkrieg
Hans-Christian Dany

Billy Ehn, Orvar Löfgren:
Susanne Karr

Guy Delisle:
Aufzeichnungen aus Jerusalem
Martin Reiterer

Maximilien Le Roy:
Die Mauer. Bericht aus Palästina
Martin Reiterer

Lars Henrik Gass:
Film und Kunst nach dem Kino
Dietmar Schwärzler

Gertrud Koch, Volker Pantenburg, Simon Rothöhler (Hg.):
Screen Dynamics
Dietmar Schwärzler