Issue 4/2021

Bearing Witness

The power of the factual? Despite a long-standing belief in an intersubjective understanding concerning incontrovertible, generally accepted facts, the recent past has taught us better or – in most cases – revealed a clearly more negative scenario. Numbers, data, facts: indispensable as these are, constituting the cornerstones of any scientific world view against the backdrop of the global pandemic, this conversely also brings the recalcitrant perpetual hubbub of alternative facts and truths into play. However much staring at the figures day in and day out has become an almost fetishistic act in the midst of the “infodemic” that is likewise raging, we should not underestimate the erosive impact of constant quibbling about fundamental key data. “Normative power”, the phrase formerly used with reference to the factual, has lost virtually all ... » read more


Net section

When the forest smells like resin
On Rasa Smite’s and Raitis Smits’ VR installation Atmospheric Forest
Yvonne Volkart

Im Indie-Sektor der Elektronikspiele
Roland Schöny

Eyes Glazing Over
Christian Höller

Martin Conrads

Empathie und das Digitale
Katharina Gsöllpointner


Bearing Witness

Ästhetik des Wahrmachens
Suzana Milevska

Ceja Stojka – Arbeiten
Ceja Stojka

Testimoniale Horizonte
Milena Dimitrova

Hiwa K – Arbeiten
Hiwa K

Pflanzen und Gespenster
Sabine Rohlf

Und morgen verkauft er seine Heimat
Herwig G. Höller

Späte Zeugenschaft
Christa Benzer

Horses’ Traces
Mykola Ridnyi und Clemens von Wedemeyer

Lawrence Weiner 1942–2021
Silvia Eiblmayr, Susanne Neuburger

Oswald Wiener 1935–2021
Thomas Raab, November 2021



Illiberal Arts
Michael Hauffen

Kiew Biennale – Allied
Aleksei Borisionok

Katrin Hornek – Latent Soils
Ada Karlbauer

Der geteilte Picasso. Der Künstler und sein Bild in der BRD und der DDR
Tom Holert

David Tudor – Teasing Chaos
Susanne Neuburger

Andrea Fraser – This meeting is being recorded
Teresa Retzer

Ines Doujak – Geistervölker
Hedwig Saxenhuber

Christian Egger

Enjoy. The Limits of Our World
Maja Ćirić

Vika Kirchenbauer – Violet but more radical
Erec Gellautz



Matthew Fuller/Eyal Weizman:
Investigative Aesthetics
Christoph Chwatal

Hg. v. Benjamin H. D. Buchloh:
Michael Asher. Writings 1973–1983 on Works 1969–1979
Naoko Kaltschmidt

Donatella Di Cesare:
Philosophie der Migration
Peter Kunitzky

Abbas – Jean-David Morvan/Rafael Ortiz:
Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974
Martin Reiterer