Why can’t I find a cheap flat in Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg? Shituationist Berlin De-Mystification Service Series #1

In case you wondered why it is so hard to find a flat in Berlin, isn’t it supposed to be cool AND crazy AND cheap? Short explanation, it’s capitalisation, the Berlin myth is a collectively produced marketing sheme that is programmed to go out of hands. Our special brand of gentrification, where there is not…

Weiterlesen Why can’t I find a cheap flat in Neukölln, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg? Shituationist Berlin De-Mystification Service Series #1

Crisis of fictitious digital capital? Berlin Biennale review, pt. 1

In the current Berlin Biennale there is a section inside a business school in a former GDR government building, because that’s what this Biennale is about, putting art and cyberspace and the economy and the city’s history in touch. In this section of the show the artist Simon Denny has put fair booths of cryptocurrencies,…

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Artistic value in digital communication

Some bits and pieces from this text in Shades Magazine: Artistic value in digital communication On the one hand it doesn’t matter in what spaces exactly youth wastes itself. But what activities youth is engaging with does matter, in case one attributes still hope to it. standardization of life through rankings of experience in a…

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Towards a New Art Writing

…The conflicts of the image economy are currently pacified by myths of the potentials of artistic autonomy and the dangers of financial speculation with art… The hypergraphics of Systaime blur the distinction between money and image in a hyperreality of the market-circulation as digital network and digital network as art world. Currently on view in…

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The Art Historian of Post-Modern Life

Dean Kissik writes for the Spike magazine about politicans and other non-artists as artists or about the dynamics that unfold once you start thinking about non-artists as artists.¹ Here are two quotes from the text and a shituationist reply. Glenn Beck, practises something similar and has very often been described as a “performance artist” himself.…

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Alright on the WrongGrid

“Human emotion or it didn’t happen” (NewHive) The Wrong Biennale is a biennale taking place online. Websites are the pavillons. But the spatial and temporal concept of a biennale does not fit the digital realm. Even if exactly this contradiction is what is played out here, I am still unconvinced. Does the vast space of…

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Faciality and facebook, preliminary notes for an argument against aesthetic autonomy

For DIS Magazine, Rob Horning reflects in Fear of Content on content online in relation to the content of artworks in Susan Sontags essay “Against Interpretation”: Sontag thought that “to interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world,” but the pox of internet content overwhelms by demanding too little of the intellect, by not having enough…

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From Tiqqun to the Young Girl Reading Group. A shituationist art world oracle, including: Kony, De Kooning, dump.fm, DIS Magazine, Claire Fontaine, Bernadette Corporation, Chloë Sevigny, the black block and the Hilton hotel

Remember when all the hip art students were suddenly carrying around french insurrectionist literature by the Invisible Committee and Tiqqun? One could guess it was over in 2010, after that Fox news commercial (insurrectionism became mainstream?), all we can say is, that on the surface only some ironic ripples were left online. Netartists on dump.fm…

Weiterlesen From Tiqqun to the Young Girl Reading Group. A shituationist art world oracle, including: Kony, De Kooning, dump.fm, DIS Magazine, Claire Fontaine, Bernadette Corporation, Chloë Sevigny, the black block and the Hilton hotel