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COMMUNITY ART

After decades of implied politics within his work, Wolfgang Tillmans has taken a refreshing and more outspoken position that addresses political issues head on: first turning his gallery space Between Bridges in Berlin into a temporary ‘meeting place’ to discuss the refugee crisis: ‘From this month Between Bridges wants to be a forum, however small; [...]

PEACHY

Peaches – Rub (Uncensored) from Peaches on Vimeo.
In Taschen’s Erotica Universalis, there are several depictions of erotic peeing, called Urolagnia. People with joyful faces, pee on their partners – women or men… Several artists have been using ‘peeing’ in a political manner. One of them is the legendary Peaches. Things go queerly wild in [...]

INTERPRETATION OF NATURE

Across photography, installation, and social sculpture, Mathias Kessler probes the contemporary imagination, employing a visual language that borrows from the Romantic landscape genre and expedition photography, using empirical reason and the “sublime” as foils for an investigation that goes beyond the mere “natural” surface to explore the more complicated political and economic forces that have [...]

FESTIVAL OF DANGEROUS IDEAS

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
5-6 September, 2015
Sydney Opera House
Australia

NARRATION AS DRY AS SOIL

Christian Kracht’s book Imperium has been considered as a “Melvillean masterpiece of the South Seas” recently. Released in Germany in 2012, it has now been translated into English by Daniel Bowes.
The protagonist of the fiction is August Engelhardt, a “nudist and cocovore”, who purchases land in what was then German New Guinea, in order to [...]

POLICING OF OUR BODIES

Terre Thaemlitz has commented on the changes to Japan’s controversial Fuueihou law via a statement on her website. The post responds to the “Declaration On the Future Of Japan’s Club Culture”, signed by 40 Japanese DJs on the same day that the 67-year-old law was officially changed by the Japanese government. She argues that it has “no purpose other than [...]

BLACK WEEKENDS

After last weekend’s devastating news about the death of immigrants − so far 1,500 immigrants have died in 2015 − outside Libyan waters with hope to be safer in the lands of EU, this weekend the world faced The Nepal Earthquake. As a result of 7.8 magnitude, thousands are dead or waiting to be rescued… [...]

KÜTMAAN

As an asylum seeker, one is already othered, lives in hard conditions whilst waiting for one of the basic rights to be approved: the freedom of movement. No one would leave her/his country if there was no more wars or more tolerance towards other choices. Even in so-called-civilised-West, women and LGBTI rights is still a crucial [...]

Photographers Need Not Apply

It’s coming for all of us, that 365-day weekend (see video below), but if you’re a fashion photographer and the kids decide to follow Daria’s lead (again), you can pretty much put your feet up now and take it easy.

THE PARASITES AND THE HOSTS

In the pool of luscious texts of e-flux, Ahmet Öğüt’s CCC: Currency of Collective Consciousness gets the attention by dealing with the problematics of art’s production and the market around it. How to sabotage by not destroying but re-using the tools of institutions and how to be able to counter-attack without strictly cutting the bonds… Öğüt’s [...]