December 10, 2010 - TEXTE ZUR KUNST - December issue out now
December 10, 2010

December issue out now

December 2010 / Issue No. 80

in cooperation with Helmut Draxler

Out now

www.textezurkunst.de

“POLITICAL ART?”

With this 80th issue, Texte zur Kunst celebrates its 20th anniversary. However, the correspondingly “grand” topic of the anniversary issue is not immediately revealed on the cover. Only gradually do the words “Politische Kunst?” (“Political Art?”) emerge from the golden stripes. Already this visual effect, but even more so the question mark in the title highlights the innumerable layers of meaning in this pair of concepts, which can hardly be reduced to a common denominator. For political art seems to be omnipresent today. In addition to the Kunstvereine, biennials and other large-scale events have meanwhile established themselves as venues predominantly presenting political art. Yet it cannot be grasped as a fixed category. What does apply, though, is that a certain form of commitment and a fixed positioning of political art must by all means be considered in the framework of their differentiation. But what is the political of political art in the first place, and in what relation do art and politics stand? How do the claims, modes of reception and the effects of political art relate to each other?

Plus reviews from Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Antwerp, London, Montréal, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and Basel

Exclusive new artists’ editions:
John Baldessari, Zoe Leonard and Christopher Williams

ENGLISH CONTENT

PREFACE

HELMUT DRAXLER
THE CURSE OF THE GOOD DEED
The claim to autonomy and the suspicion of ideology in political art

WHEN ART MEETS POLITICS
A roundtable conversation about political art with ALICE CREISCHER, HANS-CHRISTIAN DANY, TIM EITEL UND CONSTANZE RUHM, moderated by SVEN BECKSTETTE

SIMON SHEIKH
THE POLITICS OF ART AND THE PROCESS OF BIENNALIZATION

MARIA MUHLE
POLITICAL ART AS AESTHETIC REALISM OR PASSION OF THE REAL?

BETWEEN CIVIC TRAINING AND POLTICAL ART!
A SURVEY ABOUT POLITICAL ART:

CLEMENS KRÜMMEL
POLTICAL ART!

HANS HAACKE
HANS HAACKE RESPONDS TO QUESTIONS FROM TEXTE ZUR KUNST

DIEDRICH DIEDERICHSEN
SPEAKING OF POLITICAL ART

CLAIRE BISHOP
ART AND POLITICS

TOM HOLERT
CRITIQUE OR GESTURE: IS THAT THE ALTERNATIVE?

OTTO-KARL WERCKMEISTER
MARX´S THEORY DOES NOT PRESCRIBE AN ART OF THE LEFT

TANIA BRUGUERA
POLITICAL ART TRANSFORMS THE AUDIENCE INTO CITIZENS

REVIEWS

DEVIN FORE
HOW COULD THAT POSSIBLY HAPPEN?
On Peter Geimer’s “Bilder aus Versehen. Eine Geschichte fotografischer Erscheinungen”

LAURENCE A. RICKELS
ASSEMBLY LINE
On Eva Hesse at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

DAVID REISMAN
LIFE AT WORK
On David Lieske at Alex Zachary, New York

SVEN LÜTTICKEN
A MUSEUM OF MONOLOGUES IN THE VICINITY OF ART
On Falke Pisano at Extra City, Antwerpen

LIZ KOTZ
FOREST OF SIGNS
On “How many Billboards?” in the city of Los Angeles

DAVID BUSSEL
FORWARD, NOT FORGETTING
On Chto delat? at Institute of Contemporary Art, London

ARTISTS’ EDITIONS

ZOE LEONARD
“Untitled, East Jerusalem”, 1999/2010

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
“C”, 2010

JOHN BALDESSARI
“Sediment: Throat, Nose and Spider”, 2010

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TEXTE ZUR KUNST
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10243 BERLIN
Germany

TEL +49 (0)30 – 30 10 453 45
FAX +49 (0)30 – 30 10 453 44

editionen@textezurkunst.de
www.textezurkunst.de

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