Texte zur Kunst issue no. 117 “Property/Eigentum.”

March 4, 2020
March 2020 / issue no. 117
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The March issue on “Property/Eigentum” takes as its starting point the observation that liberal ideas of subjectivity are closely bound up with the concept of property. How can these propertied-individualist ideas be broken up when subjectivity is thought of as originating in expropriation? It is a question that is of particular urgency at a time when lived alternatives to the dominant property relations have become rare. Lashed to the capitalist yoke and the principle of “so-called primitive accumulation,” it is more difficult than ever to imagine the realization of models of a communality without property and the changed social realities they would enable. This issue is an attempt to detect some of the hairline cracks where alternatives might come into view—be it in the mode of a critique of the prevailing property structures and relations to self, or in the form of a sustained reflection on the possibility of different forms of property.

Main section
Isabelle Graw 
on Property and Value in Artistic Production

Brenna Bhandar in Conversation with Daniel Loick on the Colonial Lives of Property, Abolitionist Struggles, and Alternative Imaginaries

Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann with a Song on the Social Physicist Alex Pentland

David Lloyd on Appropriation, Black Studies, and Thingliness

Kerstin Stakemeier with a response to David Lloyd’s text

Tobias Vogt on Drawing Shares

Hannah Proctor on the Dissent on Private Property between Freud and Reich

New Development
Isabelle Graw: Learning from Martin Kippenberger?

Tyna Fritschy on Annie McClanahan`s Dead Pledges
Danny Hayward on Simone White`s Dear Angel of Death

Aruna D’Souza on The Shape of Shape at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Karina Griffith on Afro-Sonic Mapping: Tracing Aural Histories via Sonic Transmigrations at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Gürsoy Doğtaş on Tell me about yesterday tomorrow at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Munich

Melanie Gilligan on Hans Haacke: All Connected at the New Museum, New York

Mikael Brkic on Hito Steyerl at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

Nadja Abt on Antje Majewski at neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Maite Garbayo Maeztu on Defiant Muses: Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Ben Caton on Richard Sides at the Kunstverein Braunschweig

Elisa R. Linn on León Ferrari at KOW, Berlin

Els Roelandt on Anne Collier at Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Martin Prinzhorn on Objects Recognized in Flashes at mumok, Wien

Boaz Levin on Ground Zero at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Kathrin Bentele on Gili Tal at gta exhibitions, Zurich

Maija Timonen on Lucy McKenzie at Cabinet, London

Christian Liclair on Monica Majoli at Galerie Buchholz, New York

Cory John Scozzari on Anne Speier at Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Julia Pelta Feldman on Agnes Denes at The Shed, New York

Douglas Crimp (in the words of Rosalyn Deutsche)
Martin Warnke (in the words of Peter Geimer)
Thomas Elsaesser (in the words of Gertrud Koch)

Plus artists’ editions by:
Lucy McKenzie
Tobias Rehberger

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