Blending as Resistance: Peppi Bottrop | Mousse | review

Blending as Resistance: Peppi Bottrop | Mousse | review

Regarding the artist’s working space, Daniel Buren once wrote that the studio frames the reality and truth of an artwork. In his text The Function of the Studio (1979) he suggested that the work of art ultimately belongs in the studio, because it is only 

Shuang Li: Body, Soul, Desires, and Affections | Heichi | article

Shuang Li: Body, Soul, Desires, and Affections | Heichi | article

In his book Testo Junkie, the philosopher Paul B. Preciado claims that the real engine of capitalism is the pharmacopornographic control of our subjectivities. The products of this economy are serotonin, testosterone, cortisone, antibiotics, alcohol, tobacco, morphine, insulin, cocaine, Viagra, basically any substance that facilitates the 

Danica Barboza | Kaleidoscope | article

Danica Barboza | Kaleidoscope | article

Danica Barboza’s practice encompasses a multiplicity of forms. The great commonality linking her sculptures, drawings and writing is the artist’s emphasis on the processes of deconstruction and discovery. Her narratives grow out from the dissection of bodies and structures, and are leavened with a sharp dose of iconoclasm. They are also strongly informed by evolutionary theories of attachment, based on the research of developmental psychologist John Bowlby—specifically, the notion that any figure associated with feelings of safety and protection is susceptible to being treated as a carer figure and recruited to feed others’ need for building affective bonds.

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A Promise of Love and Madness: Leila Hekmat | Mousse | review

A Promise of Love and Madness: Leila Hekmat | Mousse | review

A poster recalling 1970s giallo film aesthetics heralds the play CROCOPAZZO! by Leila Hekmat at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, but upon crossing the gallery’s threshold one realizes that the actual play was already performed in petit comité and what remains comprises the exhibition. CROCOPAZZO!’s structure is complex, as it includes a number 

Giacomo Santiago Rogado – Insight | published by School of Observation | essay

Giacomo Santiago Rogado – Insight | published by School of Observation | essay

Insight brings together recent works by the painter Giacomo Santiago Rogado (b. 1979). Spanning the past five years of his oeuvre, the selection focuses on the series Intuition, Coalescence and Introspection, alongside a series of large-scale installation works. This new publication offers the reader an intimate encounter with 

Agathe Bauer, issue 0: Picking Up Promises / publication

Agathe Bauer, issue 0: Picking Up Promises / publication

The title of publication series ‘Agathe Bauer’ stands for a broadly misheard hook “I’ve got the power” from a German 1990 Eurodance hit ‘The Power’ by the band Snap!. The hook that turned the song into a hit, came from Jocelyn Brown’s track ‘Love’s Gonna Get You’, but neither her name nor the track appears in the credits. And, here is where Agathe Bauer comes in – a mysterious being who acquires agency through the homophonic misinterpretation of the main hook “I’ve got the power”.

In ‘Issue Zero: Picking Up Promises’ Agathe has an agenda. Nothing could be as it would have been, but she is here to trace the sources of how it has become. Agathe Bauer is here to analyze the capacity of misinterpretation to unveil asymmetric power structures in knowledge systems and by tuning into the social-political, cultural and aesthetic dimension of it.

‘Issue Zero: Picking Up Promises’ features contributions by: Gabriela Acha, [{“CIBELLE”(CAVALLI}BASTOS)], Lynn Hershman Leeson, Romy Kießling, Markues, Luzie Meyer, Maru Mushtrieva, Claudia Pagès, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, Miriam Stoney, Christine Sun Kim, Eric Winkler, Miriam Yammad, Anna Zett.

Conceptualized and edited by Gabriela Acha, Romy Kießling, Maru Mushtrieva.
Designed by Timur Akhmetov.

ISBN: 978-3-9819640-2-8
Edition of 40,5kg

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Informed Matter | Material Review | essay

Informed Matter | Material Review | essay

“Those apparently immaterial forces do indeed have a materiality, yet of a different nature than the one we were used to. Out of these facts arise not only the questions of what is material and what is not, but also of what social and political 

9 Stand-Outs From Berlin Art Week 2019

9 Stand-Outs From Berlin Art Week 2019

Berlin Art Week has begun, with a slew of talks, tours, art awards, and exhibitions, not to mention two fairs—Art Berlin and Discovery. Here, Berlin local Gabriela Acha scoured the exhibitions, from pop up project spaces to established galleries, to offer a glimpse of the