Issue 4/2023

Imperial Violence

A shattered chandelier, the tubular glass pieces scattered in fragments on the floor. The cover image of this issue is emblematic of the complex of imperial and military violence to which art and culture around the world are increasingly exposed. The story behind the image is a more complex one, which can be read here.[1] Nevertheless, in this installation by the Ukrainian collective DE NE DE, exhibited at this year’s Kyiv Biennial, much of what originally motivated this issue comes to bear: the brute force with which armed conflicts in various locations break out over civilian life; the inevitability with which cultural contexts (and artefacts!) are subject to this violence; and finally, the reference to the fact that artistic endeavors are usually more committed to uniting and cooperating than to dividing. All of this is currently being i... » read more


Net section

What is a (World)Picture?
Instructions for Use by Agnes Fuchs
Yannick Fritz

Three Cats, or: Reaction and Reflection in the Work of Eva & Franco Mattes
Ellen Wagner

Dreamlike Security
About the Start-up Dream Security and its Security Policy Backgrounds
Erich Moechel

New Alliances
The Izolyatsia Foundation and the Stuttgart-based Initiative Interakt
Dietrich Heißenbüttel

Don’t believe the Criti-Hype
On the Supposed and Actual Dangers of AI
Ariana Dongus


Imperial Violence

Imperial Violence in the Garden
Lauren Benton

Violence and Mineral Solidarity
In Conversation with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman about their new film Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims
Christian Höller

Submerged Perspectives
The Arts of Land and Water Defense
Macarena Gómez-Barris

Restitution of Imperial Plunder – an Invitation to Power
Fazil Moradi

Onset (2023)
Image Gallery
Anna Engelhardt/Mark Cinkevich

DE NE DE Collective
Installation für die Kyjiw Biennale 2023

Increasing Complicity
On the Relationship between the Ukrainian and Russian Art Scenes before the Outbreak of the War
Herwig G. Höller

Explosions Near the Museum
Image Gallery
Yarema Malashchuk/Rōman Khimey

Imperial Speech
The Colonial (Neo-)Classicism of the Ukrainian South
Ievgeniia Gubkina

Eyes Wide Shut
The Case of Italian’s Amnesia
Olga Bubich



Bending the Curve. Wissen, Handeln, [Für]Sorge für Biodiversität
Yvonne Volkart

ERNSTHAFT!? Albernheit und Enthusiasmus in der Kunst
Michael Hauffen

Humans and Demons
Eva Scharrer

Henryk Stazewski – Late Style
Adam Szymczyk

Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis UND Clothing this Naked Earth: Politics and the Planet
Martin Conrads

titre provisoire (Kollaboration von Cathleen Schuster und Marcel Dickhage) – A cold case or happiness
Vera Tollmann

Robert Gabris – This Space Is Too Small For Our Bodies
Melanie Letschnig

Gritli Faulhaber/Brian O’Doherty/Mia Sanchez – Curated by
Erëmirë Krasniqi

Elene Chantladze – As in a Melody or a Bird’s Nest
Theresa Roessler

No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection
Hana Ćurak



Jacqueline Rose:
The Plague. Living Death in Our Times
Christa Benzer

Shintaro Miyazaki:
Digitalität tanzen! Über Computing & Commoning
Christoph Chwatal

Thomas Eder/Thomas Raab/Michael Schwarz (Hg.):
Oswald Wieners Theorie des Denkens
Diedrich Diederichsen

Vera Tollmann:
Sicht von oben. „Powers of Ten“ und Bildpolitiken der Vertikalität
Michael Hauffen