The Voided City

Nicolas Moulin – Vider Paris, 2001 (via) The situationist idea to let old city structures like the labyrinths of Amsterdam grow into superstructures across the whole planet with psychogeographic zones according to the needs of the inhabitants (titled “New Babylon”) was defeated by european cities being a collage of old and new. The old often…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…