Akinbode Akinbiyi

Akinbode Akinbiyi

The photographer, the wanderer, glides softly in the crush of the everyday, stepping out onto awkwardly paved sidewalks, weaving through crowds, seeking out moments of quiet serendipity. It’s in happenstance, coincidence, that the magic becomes immanent, the constantly weaving, liminal threads taking shape, becoming momentarily visible, forming into occurrences that vibrate, are.

I Speak Radio

I Speak Radio

Publication with radio texts by Anna Bromley. Reflections with invited artists, activists and researchers on language and voice in the context of sound, politics and everyday life.

Majnoon Filed Guide

Majnoon Filed Guide

Majnoon is an oil field in the global south. Majnoon is also the violence, and the state of mind that survives the violence. How can this be a field guide in any customary sense? Latitudes have been taken. Words are written in disruptedor troubled syntax. Rather, this book proceeds alongsidea search for what many call emancipatory practice; to beenacted in the field, where we feel most alive.

On a wildflower lined gravel track off a quiet thoroughfare…

On a wildflower lined gravel track off a quiet thoroughfare…

It is unclear where ghost stories begin and where they end. On a wildflower-lined gravel track off a quiet thoroughfare… retraces them as ghost histories that move beyond incantations of superstitious provenance, to recognise ghosts as agitators of social memory insisting on unresolved grievances.

ants walk two ways

ants walk two ways

A collective publication resulting from a research project led by Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel that takes as its starting point the way in which current geopolitical, economic and social changes induce a renewal and adjustment of artistic strategies, by investing, in an intersectional perspective, contextual thinking and feminist, queer and postcolonial thinking in an artistic and conceptual way.

Night Heron

Night Heron


Steeped in the living of rupture, the strength and fragmentation of memory, and the layering of life and art-making, Night Heron weaves together two parallel stories of women artists. Twenty-first century Bengali-American artist, Pakhi, floats through the world on a non-quest that takes her to New York City, Berlin, and Bujumbura; nineteenth century Bengali writer, Mrinalini, lives in a joint family home in a declining Lucknow, persistently finding time and space to write. At the heart of the novel is Pakhi’s choice to leave her son, an uneasy decision that is mirrored in Mrinalini’s ambivalence regarding her own education and what doors are opened and possibly closed for herself and her children as a result of it.

Film Undone

Film Undone

Film Undone presents contributions introducing unmade and unfinished film projects, film ideas realised in non-filmic media, as well as films that remained unseen in their intended form and at their intended time.

Echoes of the Brother Countries Reader

Echoes of the Brother Countries Reader

The Echoes of the Brother Countries Reader embarks on a rigorous reappraisal of the historical exchanges between the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and its so-called Bruderländer (brother countries). Published on the occasion of the eponymous research and exhibition project at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), this reader considers the echo as a fulcrum to examine the resonant aesthetic, social, and political implications of an era from the perspectives of those who were deeply affected by the GDR’s state and labour policies, yet gravely overlooked in its histories.

Echos der Bruderländer Reader

Echos der Bruderländer Reader

Der Reader zum Projekt Echos der Bruderländer versucht eine Aufarbeitung des historischen Austauschs zwischen der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (DDR) und ihren sogenannten ‚Bruderländern‘. Die Publikation, die anlässlich des gleichnamigen Forschungs- und Ausstellungsprojekts im Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) erscheint, versteht den Begriff des Echos als Dreh- und Angelpunkt, um die ästhetischen, sozialen und politischen Implikationen einer Epoche aus der Perspektive derjenigen zu untersuchen, die von der Staats- und Arbeitspolitik der DDR zutiefst betroffen waren, aber in der Geschichte der DDR kaum wahrgenommen werden.

Togetherward

Togetherward

Togetherward is a volume assembling new and existing documents that revisit, mix and remix moments in the work of artist Christian Nyampeta. The volume is composed of material that exceed singular authorship, in the form of texts, images, film stills, footnotes, photographs, poetry, and translations. 

Encounters – Embodied Practices

Encounters – Embodied Practices

What potential do embodied practices offer for emancipatory movements? How can community be created through these practices, and what responsibilities does this entail? What role does the body play in the preservation and transmission of knowledge?

Toward A Transindividual Self

Toward A Transindividual Self

Toward a Transindividual Self is an ambitious and capacious effort to theorize a new way to approach collectivity for political purposes through the lens of performance. Convinced that the current neoliberal conjuncture has only heightened a form of capitalist individualism that blocks notions of the social, the authors aim to show that a “transindividual formation of the self can bring about different courses of action and a more socially driven imagination.”

O Quilombismo Album

O Quilombismo Album

Beyond thinking with quilombismo as a metaphor, O Quilombismo: Of Resisting and Insisting. Of Flight as Fight. Of Other Democratic Egalitarian Political Philosophies. deliberated on the intellectual and political implications of a philosophy and ideology based on the quilombos, mapping the spaces that they have made and continue to make possible today. Featuring over 100 full colour images and installation views, the O Quilombismo Album is a visual record of these acts of opening again, a celebration of conviviality.

O Quilombismo Handbook

O Quilombismo Handbook

The O Quilombismo Handbook is an indispensable companion to the eponymous exhibition. It includes background information on and numerous images of all exhibited works, texts providing further insight into the practice of the participating artists, as well as floor plans and sketches of the exhibition spaces. Two introductory essays provide context for the philosophy of quilombismo and the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

O Quilombismo Handbuch

O Quilombismo Handbuch

Das O Quilombismo Handbuch ist die unentbehrliche Begleitpublikation zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung. Darin finden sich Werkinformationen und Abbildungen aller gezeigten Arbeiten, vertiefende Informationen zu den beitragenden Künstler*innen sowie Lagepläne und Skizzen der Ausstellungsräume. Zwei einleitende Essays führen in die Philosophie des Quilombismo und das Konzept der Ausstellung ein.

K̶-Artists

K̶-Artists

There has been a recent surge of global interest in Korean arts and popular culture, as evidenced by neologisms such as K-pop, K-drama and K-classic. Korean contemporary art has also captured the attention of a growing number of international biennales, exhibitions and fairs, attracting an international audience to Korea’s local artists and the scene they comprise. This is where our questions begin: despite a growing sense of nationalism in the global political stage, through a post-postmodernist lens, national categorization appears anachronistic. Is the prefix ‘K’ then a mere political ploy and capitalist commodity? If ‘K’ were to be removed, on the other hand, how else might we attempt at providing a portrait of the changing currents in Korea’s art scene? Is collective categorization or generalization ever worthwhile, and if so, to what extent can it be done without reducing or marginalizing individuals? 

Fraitaxtsēs sores tsîn ge ra≠gâ / Ondjembo yo Null Vier

Fraitaxtsēs sores tsîn ge ra≠gâ / Ondjembo yo Null Vier

Genocide in Namibia is an especially sensitive matter—its history has at times been ignored, underestimated, or even denied outright.

In the artistic documentary Fraitaxtsēs sores tsîn ge ra≠gâ - Ondjembo yo Null Vier, Ixmucané Aguilar has worked in close collaboration with Nama and OvaHerero people who vividly evoke memories and rituals of mourning caused by human loss and land dispossession under Imperial Germany’s violent occupation.

O Quilombismo Reader (DE)

O Quilombismo Reader (DE)

Der Reader zum Projekt O Quilombismo: Von Widerstand und Beharren. Von Flucht als Angriff. Von alternativen demokratisch-egalitären politischen Philosophien, wendet sich an Leser*innen mit Interesse an den konzeptionellen Hintergründen und den kuratorischen Linien der Ausstellung: Auflehnung, Befreiung, Spiritualität, Ekstase, neue kulturelle Formen und ästhetische Paradigmen, Interpretationen von Kollektivität und Quilombo als Queering.

O Quilombismo Reader (EN)

O Quilombismo Reader (EN)

This reader, published on the occasion of the project O Quilombismo: Of Resisting and Insisting. Of Flight as Fight. Of Other Democratic Egalitarian Political Philosophies, brings the themes of the eponymous group exhibition to those interested in wider conceptual explorations around its multifaceted curatorial threads: insurgence, resistance, liberation, spirituality, ecstasy, new cultural forms and aesthetic paradigms, quilombo as queering, and the reimagination of collectivity.

Shaping Revolutionary Memory: The Production of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia

Shaping Revolutionary Memory: The Production of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia

The publication presents a comprehensive overview of the vast production of monuments in socialist Yugoslavia (1945–91) dedicated to the antifascist People's Liberation Struggle in the Second World War and the socialist revolution. Since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, these monuments have been subject to various fates, from neglect and physical destruction to global fame generated by the high-modernist visual appeal of a number of them. But the full scope, wide-ranging diversity, and complex context of Yugoslav monument making, including its various contradictions, have remained largely unexplored.

DNCB – A History of Irritation

DNCB – A History of Irritation

Part visual essay, oral history and artist book, DNCB - A History of Irritation is a companion to the multi-channel installation DNCB by Oliver Husain and Kerstin Schroedinger.  The book plays with contrasting paper formats and materials, using glossy colourful video stills and distorted archival imagery to achieve a similar effect to the film, video and audio tracks in the installation. It gives more room to the informative and deeply touching interviews the artists did with AIDS activists and long-term survivors, and collects the archival research on DNCB for the first time in a publication.

Awkward Archives

Awkward Archives

Awkward Archives proposes a manual for academic teaching and learning contexts. An ethnographic research approach is confronted with the demands of archival research as both disciplines challenge their inner logics and epistemologies. Through fieldwork and ethnographic tools and methods, both analogue and digital, the editors take various contemporary archival sites in Berlin as case studies to elaborate on controversial concepts in Western thought. Presenting as such a modular curriculum on archives in their awkwardness—with the tensions, discomfort and antagonisms they pose.

Archives on Show

Archives on Show

Archives on Show brings the potential of reformulating the social and political relevance of archives by curatorial means into focus. Based on the specific properties, faculties and methods of curation, the volume highlights those techniques and strategies that deal with archives not only to make their genesis and history apparent but also to open them up for the future.

Industry / Matrices, threads and sounds

Industry / Matrices, threads and sounds

Industry / Matrices, threads and sounds is a publication that operates A project by Lorenzo Sandoval and Tono Vizcaíno as a reader in the project of the same name, and brings together a selection of texts and images of the people and entities that have collaborated in the process.