Issue 3/2017

The Empire Strikes Back?

It is already a quarter of a century since the Soviet Union formally ceased to exist. The after-effects generated by the downfall of this erstwhile empire still however appear in a whole host of different forms to this day. Many current problems, ranging from political difficulties to social and economic tensions in the former Soviet republics, can only be understood against the backdrop of this historical process whose repercussions are still felt today. Old elites have been replaced by their new counterparts. Long-simmering conflicts have broken out again in earnest, with no clear end in sight. New geopolitical fault-lines and spheres of influence now criss-cross the region of the former Soviet bloc region. As pan-European integration becomes an increasingly remote prospect, a newly invigorated Russia emerges with growing forcefulness. I... » read more


Net section

Die Frauen und Männer mit der Kamera
Dietrich Heißenbüttel

Liebe als soziale Praxis
Yvonne Volkart

Monumente des Postrealen
Christa Benzer

Christian Höller

Was will die Reisepassdrohne von mir?
Krystian Woznicki


The Empire Strikes Back?

Cracks in the Empire
Monuments of Soviet Modernity—with reference to the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) and examples from Armenia’s architectural history
Wolfgang Kil, Georg Schöllhammer

Jerewan – Neuinterpretation und Verfall
Ruben Arevshatyan

The Return of the Repressed Empire
The Case of Uzbekistan
Boris Chukhovich

Defragmenting Omnipresence
The Struggle for Preservation of Soviet Standard Estates
Dimitrij Zadorin

Discrimination against the Soviet Modernist Built Legacy in Kharkiv
Jewhenija Hubkina

A Ghost Boulevard is Haunting the City
Stefan Rusu

Der sowjetische Modernismus und Georgien
Gaga Kiknadze

Good Universalism
A View From/Of Belarus
Olga Shparaga



Katharina Sieverding. Kunst und Kapital. Werke 1967–2017
Gislind Nabakowski

Andreas Fogarasi. Plan/Plán
Yuki Higashino

Dejima. Konzepte von Ein- und Ausschluss
Lisa Britzger

Johannes Porsch. Tropology – Ein Ausstellungsrundgang mit Wendungen
Christian Egger

Nie jestem juz psem (Ich bin kein Hund mehr)
Herwig G. Höller

Chinafrika. under construction
Agnieszka Roguski

Cristina Lucas. Global Edges
Lisa Moravec

Juan Acha. Despertar revolucionario
Jens Kastner

Marcel Odenbach. Beweis zu nichts
Bettina Brunner

Peter Dressler – Wiener Gold und Sonderfahrt
Sabine Weier



Sabeth Buchmann/Ilse Lafer/Constanze Ruhm (Hg.):
Putting Rehearsals to the Test Practices of Rehearsal in Fine Arts, Film, Theater, Theory, and Politics
Yuki Higashino

Helmut Draxler:
Abdrift des Wollens. Eine Theorie der Vermittlung
Pascal Jurt

James Voorhies:
Beyond Objecthood. The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968
Naoko Kaltschmidt

Hélène Cixous:
Aus Montaignes Koffer und Osnabrück
Gislind Nabakowski