Issue 3/2019

Freedom Africa

“Freedom is a road seldom travelled by the multitude,” African-American writer and activist Frederick Douglass once remarked. In the 19th century, Douglass, as an escaped slave, was still fighting for abolition of one of the most unspeakable regimes of violence in history, slavery. Today, almost 200 years later, human beings are no longer blatantly trafficked out of racist motivations. The factors that run counter to effective liberation, especially in non-privileged parts of the world, do not however seem to have diminished. It is not one grand violence-driven syndrome (colonialism) that impedes global democratization, but rather many distributed and interlocked systems (capital, climate change, border regimes, attempts to restore white supremacy on the planet, etc.). Africa offers a complex, compelling field of study in this respect. Tha... » read more


Net section

Time to Get Closer to our Machines
Interview with Paul Feigelfeld and Marlies Wirth, curators of the exhibition Uncanny Values – Artificial Intelligence & You at the 2019 Vienna Biennale
Christa Benzer

Data Science Friction
On the AI-based eco-management system Asunder (2019) by Tega Brain, Julian Oliver and Bengt Sjölén
Sumugan Sivanesan

When Machines Began to See
On Mladen Bizumic's installation MoMA's Baby
Franz Thalmair

“Reality is more creative than fiction”
A few questions to the artist Miao Ying
Vera Tollmann

AI as a Socio-technical System
Artistic engagements with the new human-machine relations
Julia Gwendolyn Schneider


Freedom Africa

The Idea of a Borderless World
Achille Mbembe

Changing Imbalances
Anette Baldauf in Conversation with Elizabeth W. Giorgis
Anette Baldauf

Unearthing. In Conversation (2017)
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

Afropessimismus – Wem nützt er und wie äußert er sich?
Okwui Enwezor

Die Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Emmanuel Babatunde Jaiyeoba

Thinking with African Philosophies and Living Our Cosmic Condition
Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux

Somnyama Ngonyama (2012–2016)
Zanele Muholi

Schlussstrich und Neubeginn
Peter Kunitzky

Rainy Days (2012–2018)
Ananias Léki Dago

Linda Bilda 1963–2019
Ariane Müller



Tele-Visions A Critical Media History of New Music on TV (1950s – 1990s)
Christian Höller

Kathi Hofer – Cabin Essence
Anna Barfuss

Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s
Elizabeth M. Grady

Lorenza Böttner – Requiem für die Norm
Gislind Nabakowski

Über das Neue – Junge Szenen in Wien
Christian Egger

The Mouth is about Language. Joyce Wieland in Close-Up
Monika Vykoukal

Dance of Urgency
Bettina Brunner

Aleksei Borisionok

Dorit Margreiter – Really!
Veronika Rudorfer

spiritual * digital
Lisa Krusche



Katharina Blaas-Pratscher/Cornelia Offergeld (Hg.):
ERINNERN – Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich
Christa Benzer

Nora Sternfeld:
Das radikaldemokratische Museum
Christoph Chwatal

Jürgen Link:
Normalismus und Antagonismus in der Postmoderne Krise, New Normal, Populismus
Michael Hauffen

Jean-Luc Nancy:
Noli Me Tangere und Sexistenz
Gislind Nabakowski