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TEXTE ZUR KUNST, issue no. 118, “You Might Also Like”.

June 3, 2020
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Putting together an issue on algorithms as a pandemic is raging can feel like a performative act. The more uncertain our ability to contain the virus is, the more predictable and controllable our actions must be to curb its spread. However, predictability and regularity are key features of both the IT-based and social algorithms that govern our lives. In analyzing and discussing the influence of algorithms along social differences, this issue of TEXTE ZUR KUNST homes in on highly various aesthetic practices in order to pinpoint those differences. These practices are hardly limited to what is conventionally described as art, let alone high art, yet each contribution is very clear on one crucial point: the life of society keeps eluding the figures—the numbers, images, and ideas—that circulate about it.

Issue #118 Special: “Support Editions” by the artists Annette Kelm, Albert Oehlen, and Thomas Ruff are being released to support our magazine, free journalism, and the SEEBRÜCKE (sea bridge) movement, which assists people on the run whose lives have been in danger even before the coronavirus. For further details, please scroll down.

Main section (English / German)
Katharina Hausladen: But Who Says So? The Algorithm We Call “Consensus”
Simon Rothöhler: Algorithm Critique, Training Data, and the Art Project “ImageNet Roulette“
Jessica Graves in Conversation with Nadja Abt and Katharina Hausladen
Anke Dyes: Open Secrets
Chris Reitz: In Celebration of Owning Things
Lauren Lee McCarthy: Six Reflections on Algorithms During a Pandemic

New Development
Ben Caton: Situating Understanding (EN)

Image Spread
by Roberto Winter

Nina Möntmann in Conversation with Markus Miessen about His New Book Para-Platforms: On the Spatial Politics of Right-Wing Populism 

Liebe Arbeit Kino
Elena Meilicke on Virginie Despentess Open Letter on the César Awarded to Roman Polanski (EN)
Çiğdem Inan on Aysun Bademsoy’s Traces - The Victims of the NSU
Stefanie Diekmann on Part of the Problem, an exhibition by Forum Expanded at silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin

Magnus Schaefer on American Artist at the Queens Museum, New York (EN)
Markus Müller on Theaster Gates at Haus der Kunst, Munich
Luisa Lorenza Corna on Hot Moment at Auto Italia, London (EN)
Kathrin Bentele on Ketty La Rocca at Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg
Klaus Honnef on Wade Guyton at Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Eli Diner on Nicole Eisenman at The Contemporary Austin (EN)
Sven Lütticken on Natascha Sadr Haghighian at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (EN)
Francesca Raimondi on I’m Not A Nice Girl! at K21, Düsseldorf
Oliver Hardt on Steve McQueen at Tate Modern, London
Michael Franz on Niklas Lichti at Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Ana Vogelfang on Hanna-Maria Hammari and Vera Palme at Galerie Deborah Schamoni, Munich (EN)

John Baldessari (in the words of John Miller)
Sarah Maldoror (in the words of Viktoria Luisa Metschl)
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (in the words of Diedrich Diederichsen)
Tabea Blumenschein (in the words of Stephan Geene)

With Support Editions by:
Annette Kelm
Albert Oehlen
Thomas Ruff

The proceeds from the sales of these editions will support the continued existence of our magazine and thus free and critical journalism. At the same time, 5 percent of the revenue of each “Support Edition” sold will go to SEEBRÜCKE (sea bridge).

SEEBRÜCKE is an international movement that declares its solidarity with people who are forced to flee their homes. From German and European policy makers, it demands the establishment of safe routes for refugees, a stop to the criminalization of sea rescue, and a humane reception of refugees in a way that respects their rights.

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