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MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI

Dear Friends,
the world has taken a darker turn since we last spoke, so we feel it’s a fitting time for our new issue mono.kultur #43 with Kuwaiti producer and visual artist Fatima Al Qadiri.
Bending and fusing different genres of music, Al Qadiri has released a handful of largely instrumental albums that often imply [...]

A FEW WORDS

Things we should think about for the next coming months and years via “Revolutionary Letters #14″ by Diane Di Prima.

UNREALIZED

In an era of conceptual art, it’s ironic  that not all concepts are consummated. Bringing them to light, if not life, Hans Ulrich Olbrist with Julieta Aranda, and Anton Vidokle has created a Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), an archive of “the forgotten projects, the directly or indirectly censored projects, the partially realized projects, the misunderstood projects, [...]

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; [...]

GOOD NIGHT ZAHA

I once saw a lecture with Zaha Hadid speaking for two hours without pausing to take breath or lifting her finger from the remote control, zapping through literally thousands of images, only to end up dismissing us with the words that students today had no stamina whatsoever and that she felt sorry for us. It [...]

HUMBOLDT JUNGLE

For Berliners, the story of the desctruction of the monumental GDR Palast der Republik in favour of rebuilding its predecessor of the Humboldt Schloss in all its architectural insignificance is a depressing example for city politics lagging miles behind the vibrancy of Berlin. But Berlin is also a city renowned for its stoic subversion, and [...]

COLOMBIAN POSTSCRIPT

If you are following our Instagram feed, you will have seen that we spent a week in Bogotá for a workshop at the impressive Utadeo university. Now that we’re slowly recovering from our Colombian hangover, it’s time to send a quick thank you towards the design department for inviting us in the first place, to [...]

BLOCKBUSTER FAIL

The German blockbuster-directer Roland Emmerich has just released a trailer for his new movie Stonewall, and it’s been already discussed controversially, particularly about its lack of authenticity. Just to quickly recap: The Stonewall Riots were a series of protests in 1969 against the police by the LGBT community in New York after a police raid in [...]

THE WORLD IS MY SUNSEED

It’s rare for an Instagram post to make the headlines: our former cover star Ai Weiwei apparemtly received his passport, after being forbidden to leave China for the last four years… It’s about time!

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 [...]