14 09 08
Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray (eds)
New publication with texts from the project transform. Contributors: Boris Buden, Rosalyn Deutsche, Marcelo Expósito, Marina Garcés, Brian Holmes, Jens Kastner, Maurizio Lazzarato, Isabell Lorey, Nina Möntmann, Stefan Nowotny, Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl, Universidad Nómada, Paolo Virno
14 09 08
- Tom Waibel
In her DVD-project “Antonio Negri. The Cell” (Actor Publisher, Barcelona/New York 2008) Angela Melitopoulos presents an arrangement of more than two hours of video-material based on three interviews with the famous Italian philosopher focusing on problems of exile, imprisonment, freedom and the construction of personal joy and community.
14 09 08
- Amira Gad
Amira Gad's dissertation from 2009 investigates the notion of
institutional critique defined as an art practice that questions, comments
and criticizes the very institutions involved in the production, display and
commerce of art. [added to the archive after end of the project]
13 09 08
The spanish autonomous publisher Traficantes de Sueños announces a reader including 12 out of more than 100 transversal-texts published during the transform project. Those 12 texts have been articulated so that the book consists in a choral critical work around the axis: cultural production / creative class/ institutional critique.
13 09 08
Gerald Raunig / Stefan Nowotny | Wien: Turia + Kant 2008
In their new book, philosophers Stefan Nowotny and Gerald
Raunig include theoretical lines of rupture around the incipient
question "What is institutional critique?", develop thoughts on new
forms of institution and introduce neologisms as "monster institutions"
or "instituent practices".
12 09 08
- Martin Büsser
Der bei Unrast erschienene Reader "nicht alles tun", herausgegeben von Jens Kastner und Bettina Spörr, erforscht zivilen und sozialen Ungehorsam an den Schnittstellen von Kunst, radikaler Politik und Technologie.
03 09 08
Artist Oliver Ressler curates a section on the counter-globalisation movement for the Taipei Biennial 2008, featuring works by Christopher DeLaurenti, Etcétera, Petra Gerschner, John Jordan, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, RTMark, Allan Sekula, Gregory Sholette, Nuria Vila & Marcelo Expósito, Dmitry Vilensky.
29 08 08
On the evening of August 27, the new issue of the Russian art&politics-newspaper Chto Delat (No. 19: What does it mean to lose?) was confiscated at a militia raid at the printers in Petersburg.
28 07 08
Now available for private purchase: the DVD edition of "First of May (the City-Factory)", first video of "Between Dreams", a video-series by Marcelo Expósito. The video opens a dialogue with the concept of "virtuosity" used by the political philosopher Paolo Virno to describe new figures of labour as well as certain emergent trends of political action.
18 06 08
- Rodrigo Nunes
Félix Guattari's and Suely Rolnik's book Micropolitical Revolution in Brazil, only recently published in English by Semiotext(e) / MIT Press, gives us a glimpse into both the activist and the thinker Guattari.
11 06 08
Department of Justice Fails to Appeal Dismissal. Kurtz Speaks about Four-Year Ordeal
Buffalo, NY--Dr. Steven Kurtz, a Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY at Buffalo and cofounder of the award-winning art and theater group Critical Art Ensemble, has been cleared of all charges of mail and wire fraud.
03 06 08
- Branka Ćurčić
Review of the latest book by Boris Groys - “Art Power”. The book reveals some of the contradictions of modern art, where the lines to today's power assigned to art - exclusively based on the existing free market, the art market – could be drawn from.
16 05 08
- Gene Ray
A response to eipcp's conference "The Art of Critique", held in April 2008. The texts of the conference themselves will be published in two upcoming issues of the web journal transversal in August and November 2008.
02 05 08
- Gerald Raunig
In Artforum's new issue on '68 as "the great refusal" Gerald Raunig discusses the twofold meaning of "la brèche": This expression, attributed to Daniel Cohn-Bendit, was used around '68 to refer to the breach that rebellious students and workers were able to force in French universities, factories, and streets. Significantly, it also appears in the title of a remarkable book by Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, and Edgar Morin - Mai 1968: La Brèche. Premières Réflexions sur les événements.