TEXTE ZUR KUNST, issue no. 119, “Anti-Anti-Semitism”

September 2, 2020
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In its September issue “Anti-Anti-Semitism,” TEXTE ZUR KUNST takes a clear stand against any form of hostility toward Jewish people. Together with the art historian Sabeth Buchmann, the editor Isabelle Graw, and the freelance author Aram Lintzel, the editorial team developed the concept for this issue not only to critically reflect on the massive increase in anti-Semitic discrimination but also to focus on the complexity of Jewish art and cultural practices. Anti-Semitism in the art world is discussed here, as well as anti-Semitic implications of the BDS movement and artistic procedures for dealing with anti-Semitism. Yet, in conceiving this issue of TEXTE ZUR KUNST, we did not mean to discuss solely the anti-Semitism of “those others” (Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists, and hate-mongers): we wanted to explore the—often implicit and latent—anti-Semitism “among us,” which is to say, among people who see themselves as leftists and left liberals.

Features section [English / German]
Aram Lintzel on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign

Saba-Nur Cheema on How the BDS Debate Leads to a Dead End

Daniel Laufer on Pseudo-humanism

Jörn Etzold on the Ruhrtriennale and BDS

Delphine Horvilleur in Conversation with Isabelle Graw and Dirk von Lowtzow

Meron Mendel and Tom David Uhlig on Limits of Postcolonial Critique as Exemplified in Achille Mbembe

Leon Kahane on the Bayreuthification of the Art World

Noit Banai and Sabeth Buchmann on Techniques of Affect, Strategies of Mediality, and Processes of Multidirectional Memory in Contemporary Art

Vivian Liska on The New Anti-Judaism

Cristina Nord on Agreeing to Disagree

Image Spread
by Katharina Marszewski

Liebe Arbeit Kino
Bert Rebhandl on The Plot Against America by David Simon and Edward Burns [German]

Kolja Lindner on Houria Bouteldja’s Whites, Jews, and Us. Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love [German]

Ulrich Gutmair on Die andere Querfront” and “Linker Antisemitismus? by Gerhard Hanloser [German]

Michaela Ott on Chantal Akermans Verschwinden. Les Rendez-vous de Tarnów by Tine Rahel Völcker [German]

Veronika Rudorfer on Die Ephrussis. Eine Zeitreise at the Jewish Museum Vienna [German]

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer on James Benning at O-Town House, Los Angeles 

Kristian Vistrup Madsen on Sophie Reinhold at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Philip Ursprung on Christian Philipp Müller at Longtang, Zurich [German]

Saim Demircan on John Boskovich at David Lewis, New York

Christian Höller on Verena Dengler at Secession, Vienna [German]

David Bussel on Cameron Rowland at the ICA, London

Georg Imdahl on Charlotte Posenenske at K20, Düsseldorf [German]

Alexandra Tretter on Beatrice Marchi at Sandy Brown, Berlin [German]

Genevieve Lipinsky de Orlov on John Miller at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin

Irm Hermann (in the words of Manfred Hermes) [German]

Germano Celant (in the words of Angela Vettese) 

Florian Schneider (in the words of Uwe Schütte) [German]

With artists’ editions by:
Nicole Eisenman
Katharina Grosse

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