Klassensprachen
Issue 0

Contributions by Sean Bonney, Hans-Christian Dany, Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu, Frank Engster, Sarah M. Harrison, Karl Holmqvist, Christiane Ketteler, Klassensprachen, Justin Lieberman, Thomas Locher, Karolin Meunier, Rachel O’ Reilly, Monika Rinck, Aykan Safoğlu, Juliana Spahr, spot the silence, The Cultural Capital Cooperative, Susanne M. Winterling.

In dictionary entries, after its first appearance the discussed word is represented by its initial: class, class struggle, class contradiction as well as crisis, catastrophe, or colonialism become C. Our C (K in German) stands for Class Languages, and thus for the question of the verbalization, translation, and inscription of those political and social conflicts that determine our contemporary moment. Instead of passing off art as a model for a better politics, we wish to test it for the signatures, the markers and forms of these deeply antagonistic relations of which art itself is a material part: we are concerned with art as a class language, as well as with class languages in art; with art’s room for maneuver as well as with its limits and restrictions, curatorially, in writing and debate.