against curating

an extended translation of my article in “Die Zeit”, first published at tripleampersand.org/against-curating/ Curating is undemocratic, authoritarian, opaque and corruptible. Without giving reasons, without discussion, curators choose their artists and decide where and how to show which kind of work. How is it that in the world of art where so much emphasis is placed […]


25.9. Collecting as Network Practice

Times Museum, Guangzhou, China Reciprocal Encounters. The Enactment of Collecting and its Modes of Representation Slides of my Lecture


Freeportism, part 2

Freeportism as Style and Ideology: Post-Internet and Speculative Realism, Part II To make the transmission from financial markets to artistic practices complete, an ideological framework was needed that supported the turn from discursive to material practices, from rituals of communication to objects and commodities, and from web-oriented and process-based artworks to shiny items provided in […]


Freeportism, part 1

Post-Internet and Speculative Realism, Part I The Geneva Freeport can hold up to one million artworks. Recently its facilities had to be expanded due to increasing demand. The artworks end up in wooden transport boxes, stacked in rows on shelves in huge halls, where they sit and wait for their price to rise or fall, […]


Review: Bojan Šarcevic at BQ, Berlin

For this show, knowing too much before seeing may not be helpful, and may even spoil your viewing experience. Bojan Šarcevic is an artist who doesn’t like to wrap his art in too much information. Objects and works are supposed to stand for themselves. more on www.art-agenda.com


Review: Reena Spaulings at Galerie Neu

a review published on Art-Agenda


6.2. Theory of Freedom

Panel discussion at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, 17:30 – with Bjørn Melhus, Hedwig Fijen, Pascal Gielen und Joost de Bloois, and Liesbeth Levy


Der Ai WeiWei – Komplex

in Texte zur Kunst zusammen mit Yuk Hui und Vera Tollmann . Im Vorfeld von Ai Weiweis kürzlich im Berliner Martin Gropius Bau zu sehenden Ausstellung „Evidence“ reiste der Anwalt und Sammler Peter Raue nach Beijing, um sich über das dort gegen den Künstler anhängige Gerichtsverfahren genauer zu informieren. Die Reise unternahm Raue im Auftrag […]


3.6. – Kunst nach dem Netz – Köln

Vortrag bei Intermedia, Uni Köln Kunst nach dem Netz Der Status von Objekten, die Rolle der Theorie, der Zugang zum Markt, die Praxis des Künstlers, die Ordnung der Zeit und die Orte der Aufmerksamkeit werden von Netzwerken verschoben. Die Veränderung folgt in der Regel zwei Phasen. Anfangs werden alte Verfahren übersetzt imitiert, dann erst entstehen […]


Missing Links – NetArt in Berlin

Frieze.de #14 / 2014 deutsch und english


27.4. networks artworks – Brussels

panel discussion at the Art Brussels. Sunday 27th of April, 2-3:30h. with Franco Berardi, Melanie Gilligan, Warren Neidich, and John Roberts.


Technopolitics and Art Law

on the work of Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud, in: Dominik Landwehr (Ed.):Political Interventions. Zürich: Merian, 2014, p. 152-161

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