November 23, 2015 - TEXTE ZUR KUNST - Texte zur Kunst turns 25!
November 23, 2015

Texte zur Kunst turns 25!

Photo: Ilya Lipkin. Concept: Jeanne-salomé Rochat.

Texte zur Kunst turns 25!
25 years / 25 interventions / 100 issues of TZK
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To celebrate, we will host a gala-conference and party on Friday, November 27 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin. 

With 100 issues and a quarter-century of politically and theoretically driven art criticism to its name, Texte zur Kunst has undoubtedly made a mark on the German/English speaking art world, if not the global conversation at large. Both in the role it’s played in establishing many, now universally acclaimed artists and in the evolution of the primary art critical methods used in this field, Texte zur Kunst has, since the early 1990s, certainly shaped the common canon—and has arguably produced a canon of its own. On occasion of its anniversary, TzK takes stock of this history with a gala/conference to be held on November 27 at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. For this event, 25 writers, artists, and theorists from different generations, via various forms of performances, dialogues, and short talks, will argue for that which they each take to be canonical as well as the processes of canonization generated across 25 years of TzK. 

Speakers / schedule (2–7:45pm)
Thomas Oberender (Haus der Berliner Festspiele) 
Isabelle Graw (Texte zur Kunst
Moderation: Andreas Beyer

Juliane Rebentisch / Daniel Birnbaum / Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho / Peter Geimer / Gertrud Koch and Alexander García Düttmann / Emily Sundblad

Brigitte Weingart / Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon / Matthias Mühling / Georgie Nettell / Dirk von Lowtzow / Caroline Busta / Avery Singer

Karl Holmqvist / Kerstin Stakemeier and Hannah Black / Michaela Meise / Sabeth Buchmann, Susanne Leeb (in collaboration with Helmut Draxler) / Paul Feigelfeld / Anne Imhof

Party (on stage at the Festspiele) 
Eric D. Clark, Justus Köhncke, Pandora’s Jukebox, KABLAM, Bianca Heuser
Organized by Dan DeNorch

Issue no. 100 of Texte zur Kunst will also take the “Canon” as theme. 
Officially released Dec. 1, it will be available on the day of the event exclusively at Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

As part of our edition program, which has from the start supported this journal, TzK 100 features exclusive limited editions by Gerhard Richter, Albert Oehlen, John Baldessari, Rosemarie Trockel, Peter Fischli, Rachel Harrison, Richard Phillips, Sarah Morris, Seth Price, and Wade Guyton. 

Gala/conference tickets are available via Berliner Festspiele; party tickets are available at the door.

Texte Zur Kunst gala/conference “Canon Today”
Friday, November 27, 2015, 2pm 
Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin
Conference language: English
Concept by Isabelle Graw, Juliane Rebentisch, and the editors of Texte zur Kunst

For further information please contact:

Texte zur Kunst 
Strausberger Platz 19 
10243 Berlin 
T +49 (0) 30 30 10 453 45 / 25jahre [​at​]  

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Available by subscription at TZK Abonnement

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