September 16, 2009 - TEXTE ZUR KUNST - Issue No. 75 out now
September 16, 2009

Issue No. 75 out now

September 2009 / Issue No. 75

www.textezurkunst.de

“TASTE”

This issue of “Texte zur Kunst” is literally a matter of taste. Our decision to again focus on the category of “taste” in terms of art criticism was motivated by the fact that it can today be regarded as a “blind spot” of both criticism and artistic practice. The contributions gathered in this issue depart from the diagnosis that the implications of taste due to the conditions imposed by the “new spirit of capitalism” have radically changed since the classical attempts of philosophical aesthetics to position it as an expression of the bourgeois individual. While taste was once associated with the promise of an autonomous modern subject, it has today become one of the ideological driving forces behind the lifestyle and culture industries, which have tightly dovetailed identity formation and consumption. Yet this by no means implies that taste, as an aesthetic category, is compromised for good. Rather, the attempt must be made to newly formulate its once emancipative dimension and to explicate its all too often unquestioned significance within the social and economic mechanisms of the art field and related visual industries.

Plus reviews from New York, Berlin, Venice, Los Angeles, Vienna, Basel, Cologne, Amsterdam, Munich, Düsseldorf, Bern, and Nuremberg.

Exclusive new artists’ editions:
Elmgreen & Dragset, Christopher Wool, Christian Philipp Müller

ENGLISH CONTENT:
CHRISTOPH MENKE
A DIFFERENT TASTE
Neither autonomy nor mass consumption

TASTE RULES THE GENES
An e-mail conversation between Helmut Draxler and Michael Krebber

ISABELLE GRAW
LE GOÛT, C´EST MOI
Notes on taste

MATTERS OF TASTE
THOMAS HIRSCHHORN / SARAH MORRIS / MANFRED HERMES / MAI-THU PERET / DOMINIC EICHLER / NIKLAS MAAK / MARKUS SCHINWALD / ROSE-MARIA GROPP

INA BLOM
WHAT SUBJECT OF TASTE

IT’S ALL A MATTER OF TIME
A roundtable discussion on “Il Tempo del Postino” with Bettina Funcke, Erika Hoffmann, Nina Pohl, and André Rottmann

TOM MCDONOUGH
LIAM’S (NOT) HOME
On Liam Gillick at the German Pavilion of the Venice Biennial 2009

SVEN LÜTTICKEN
TAPED TOGETHER
On “The Bijlmer Spinoza Festival” by Thomas Hirschhorn

LANKA TATTERSALL
FRIENDLY GESTURES
On Rebecca Morris at Galerie Barbara Weiss and on Amy Sillman at Galerie Carlier Gebauer, Berlin

BEN CARLSON
THE WORLD OF INTERIORS
On Marc Camille Chaimowicz at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

ARTIST’S EDITION
ELMGREEN & DRAGSET
“FOUND IDENTITY”, 2009

SPECIAL ARTIST’S EDITION
CHRISTOPHER WOOL
“Untitled (West Texas)”, 2009

ANNIVERSARY ARTIST’S EDITION
CHRISTIAN PHILIPP MÜLLER
“Critical Collection, 1990-2009″, 2009

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