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#64 - SUMMER 2020

Carte blanche, no theme: For this issue we gave our contributors an unbridled invitation to tell us what’s in their heads, right now. Under the pressure of an outside world both turbulent and uncertain, inside, the mind keeps churning, it is a device with no off-switch, and has an algorithm all its own. Imaginations can be perverse, but fragile, too. The texts we received are deeply personal, intimate, even, but together they cut a jagged slice through our ever-changing present – screenshots of living, learning brains. Dive into the pleasure of thinking about a world without government, or the dreamlife of better internet porn, and the promise of a new aura for art in computer games

CONTENTS

Artist’s Favourites by LAURA OWENS
Mona Varichon, Carole Roussopoulos, Adee Roberson, Asha Schechter, Art School

Curator’s Key
Seoul based curator DAEHYUNG LEE about Do Ho Suh’s installation Some/One

Exhibition Histories
Charles Teyssou & Pierre-Alexandre Mateos about Vienna’s MUSEUM IN PROGRESS

Dance After the Revolution
Daniel Baumann talks with the artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian about the exiled Iranian dancer MOHAMMAD KHORDADIAN

CATHERINE MALABOU
What pleasure is there in thinking today?

”My Own Private Whorantine”
An essay by Shanghai based writer ALVIN LI

Postcard from PLUTO
by Mark von Schlegell

IMAGE CONTRIBUTIONS
Minerva Cuevas, Tatjana Danneberg, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Diane Severin Nguyen

“Where Have All the Ecoterrorists Gone?”
An essay by DEAN KISSICK

CAO FEI
“The Artist, Her Avatar, and Us” – an interview with curator HOU HANRU

WOMEN’s HISTORY MUSEUM
by Victoria Campbell

UBERMORGEN
What FREEDOM is there in coding?

Fashion
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK

Television
THE GOOD FIGHT by Bianca Heuser

SEDUCTION
Andrew Cannon, Sung Tieu, Scott Cameron Weaver, Natasha Ginwala, Abhijan Toto

VIEWS
Kunsthalle Wien, König Galerie, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Fondation Beyeler, O-Town House, Daelim Museum, Animal Crossing New Horizons

The End is Night
A Chatroom by ENIS MACI & MAZLUM NERGIZ

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