Issue 2/2019


Liberalism is currently the talk of the town. And that’s not all: it has become one of the most fiercely contested contemporary concepts. It is only gradually that one begins to glimpse what exactly is at stake when liberal thinking on the one hand has to be defended in a kind of rearguard action, while on the other hand its limitations are constantly invoked. On the defensive on one front, on the offensive on another: on the one hand, there is growing concern as to whether any kind of universally valid concept of freedom can be salvaged; on the other hand, we find now familiar attacks directed against precisely this freedom, in keeping with the catchphrase of emphatically propagated illiberalism. What exactly does one mean when claiming to be liberal (or illiberal) in this sense? It is certainly not just about controversial economic liber... » read more


Net section

Den Weg zu etwas Kommendem ebnen
Christian Höller

Unperforming Blackness
Astrid Peterle

Black Quantum Futurism
Rasheedah Phillips

Die letzte Schlacht
Florian Malzacher

Dunkle, neue Zeit
Thomas Edlinger



“You Are Right But I Disagree!”
An e-mail exchange on current issues of artistic and curatorial freedom
Ana Teixeira Pinto, Roee Rosen

Der Schutz der Sicherheit (2018)
Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Liberalität als Prüfstein
Felix Klopotek

Conceptualizing Backlash
Donatella Della Porta

Burka Nigab
Charles Kaltenbacher

„Nicht eine weniger“
Isabell Lorey

Sling Shot Action/Top U29
Renate Bertlmann

The Shallow Roots of Liberalism in Asia
Chua Beng Huat

There Are No More Ports For Flying Dutchmen
On the Populism of the IAE Critique
Boris Buden

Another day of you and me under conditions not of our own making (2018)
Mikhail Tolmachev



bauhaus imaginista
Hedwig Saxenhuber

David Wojnarowicz
Dietmar Schwärzler

Queer Stories
Bettina Brunner

Cady Noland
Hans-Jürgen Hafner

Hate Speech: Aggression und Intimität
Christoph Chwatal

The Culture Collider. Post-Exotic Art
Piotr Policht

Isabella Hollauf – Uneven
Georg Schöllhammer

Downtown Denise Scott Brown
Christa Benzer

Heinz Frank – Der Winkel des Endes kommt immer von hinten
Christian Egger

Gerard Byrne, Heidrun Holzfein, Klara Lidén
Milena Dimitrova



Tristan Garcia:
Peter Kunitzky

Doro Wiese:
F – Faust
Sabine Rohlf

Cornelia Sollfrank (Hg.):
Die schönen Kriegerinnen
Sabine Weier