March 17, 2019 - Fogo Island Arts - Publication release: 65th Jahresring
March 17, 2019

Fogo Island Arts

Photo: Bent René Synnevåg. Graphic Design: Boy Vereecken, Antoine Begon.

Publication release: 65th Jahresring
What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?
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Publication release: 65th Jahresring
What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?
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Schinkel Pavillion
March 24, 2019 
In conversation with Willem de Rooij; Katharina Fichtner, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Canada, Berlin; and Monika Szewszcyk

Art Metropole x MOCA
April 5, 2019
In conversation with Kitty Scott 

April 6, 2019
In conversation with Fabrizio Gallanti and Chantal Pontbriand

German Embassy
April 8, 2019
In conversation with Zita Cobb and Liam Gillick 

All conversations moderated by Nicolaus Schafhausen

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is pleased to announce the 2019 publication of the 65th JahresringWhat do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?

Place-based projects around the world are drawing increasing attention to the pillars of art, design, and economics as important players in the development and re-development of the so-called periphery. This publication poses the question: how plausible and effective are these ventures? 

This year’s Jahresring is locally specific: Fogo Island, an island of approximately 2,500 inhabitants located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A centuries-old cod fishing settlement, the community’s livelihood was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century due to industrial overfishing. The island is now experiencing profound social, economic, and cultural transformation, due in part to a recent series of art, social business, and asset-based community development initiatives. Now, Fogo Island stands as an example of the potential (but also the contradictions) of contemporary alliances between art, design, and social entrepreneurship.

The Jahresring is an annual contemporary culture publication series founded in 1954 to become a “gathering point of the creative and critical forces.” It is one of the longest-running annuals for contemporary art and literature in Germany that saw Brigitte Oetker undertake a conceptual reorientation of the publication in 1989. Alternating guest editors—curators, artists, scientists—are invited to reflect on and stimulate current tendencies and issues in art and society. 

What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love? includes critical texts by Fabrizio Gallanti, Bruce Mau, Alexandra McIntosh, Chantal Pontbriand, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Monika Szewczyk; conversations between Zita Cobb and Liam Gillick; Brigitte Oetker, Helke Bayrle and Thomas Bayrle; Silke Otto-Knapp and Janice Kerbel; Willem de Rooij and Kitty Scott; Todd Saunders and Roger Bundschuh; and is lavishly illustrated with an array of color photography, installation views, and images of artists' works. 

The English edition of the original German: Was wissen wir? Was haben wir? Was fehlt uns? Was lieben wir? (2018) also includes a number of additional artist contributions by Abbas Akhavan, Assemble, Brenda Draney, Ieva Epnere, Leon Kahane, Zac Langdon-Pole, and Kate Newby, all of whom have first-hand experience of Fogo Island as FIA artists-in-residence or as visiting researchers.

Jahresring #65
What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?

Editors: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Brigitte Oetker  
Edited on behalf of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries in BDI) 
Fogo Island Arts and Sternberg Press 
Year of Publication: 2019 (German Edition, 2018)
Language: English (/German)
Pages: 240  
Graphic Design: Boy Vereecken, Antoine Begon
ISBN 978-3-95679-473-5

About Fogo Island Arts
Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is a residency-based contemporary art venue for artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, curators, designers, and thinkers from around the world. Since 2008, FIA has brought some of the most exciting emerging and renowned artists of today to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, to take part in residencies and to present solo exhibitions at the Fogo Island Gallery. FIA also presents programs in cities across Canada and abroad, including the Fogo Island Dialogues interdisciplinary conversation series, as part of its international outreach. FIA is an initiative of Shorefast, a registered Canadian charity with the mission to build economic and cultural resilience on Fogo Island.

Mikaela Kautzky
Communications & Fundraising Coordinator
mikaelakautzky [​at​]

Fogo Island Arts
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