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MEDITATION ON WAGE LABOUR AND THE DEATH OF THE ALBUM

‘Art Is unavoidably work,’ says Terre Thaemlitz, cover star of our deeply irritating issue #39, and this Saturday, it looks like s/he is going to put in some overtime: as part of Berlin’s annual maerzmusik festival hosted by Berliner Festspiele, Thaemlitz will perform live his/her 30 hour-opus Soullessness, timed after the maximum capacity of an [...]

MONO.KULTUR #44: TREVOR PAGLEN / EXCERPT 03

‘You have to ask yourself fundamental questions about what rules you want to organize a society with, or what the legitimate functions of the state are. What kind of data should not be collected? What crimes should not be illegal? You get into this whole set of paradoxical questions, but they are important ones, too. [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: IVORYPRESS / MADRID

Ivorypress in Madrid is one of those remarkable projects that grew from a small artist’s publishing project into an indie empire of publishing house, gallery, bookstore and arts consultancy. Needless to say, all done with plenty of energy, dedication, cojones and impeccable style. And a well-sorted arts bookstore, well, we’re all for it [...]

MONO.KULTUR #44: TREVOR PAGLEN / EXCERPT 02

Let us talk about your Last Pictures project, which is set against the backdrop of cosmic time and space. There is a quote from it where you’re talking about the Anthropocene: ‘The Anthropocene is a period of temporal contradictions, a period in which Marx’s space-time annihilation chafes against the deep time of the earth.’
For [...]

MONO.KULTUR #44: TREVOR PAGLEN / EXCERPT 01

‘For my work it’s important to build this armature around images that is outside of the images. It helps them to be read in a deeper way. When I was in school there was the notion that if something was going to be good art, it had to be self-contained; that [...]

MONO.KULTUR #44: TREVOR PAGLEN

Dear Friends,
We are proud to introduce mono.kultur #44 with American artist Trevor Paglen. And it might just be our most adventurous yet: traveling from the deserts of New Mexico to the exclusion zone in Fukushima, from satellite orbits in space to the inner realms of Artificial Intelligence, our conversation with Trevor Paglen is as expansive [...]

MONO.KULTUR #44 / SOUNDBITE 03

Out later this week: mono.kultur #44.

MONO.KULTUR #44 / SOUNDBITE 02

At the printers: mono.kultur #44.

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mono.kultur #44: electrostatic content.

MONO.KULTUR #44 / SOUNDBITE 01

Yes. In the works: mono.kultur #44.