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Internal NecessityA Reader Tracing the Inner Logics of the Contemporary Art Field

Edited by Tirdad Zolghadr (Managing Editor and Curator Sommerakademie 2009), Claire Feeley, Bettina Malcomess, Judith Raum, and Erik Wenzel (Co-editors and Fellows Sommerakademie 2009)

Contributions by Sommerakademie Fellows 2009 (Gürsoy Dogtas, Claire Feeley, Linda Franke, Agnieszka Kurant, Bettina Malcomess, Mariangela Mendez Prencke, Uriel Orlow, Judith Raum, Shirana Shahbazi, Oraib Toukan, Ricardo Valentim, Erik Wenzel) with Ethan Breckenridge, Alice Creisher, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Bruce Hainley, Rahel Jaeggi, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Manuel Krebs, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Suhail Malik, Matthew Metzger, Ivor Powell, Hans Rudolf Reust, Victor Manuel Rodriguez, Maggie Taft, W.A.G.E., Eva Weinmayr

Internal Necessity was the topic of the Sommerakademie 2009, curated by Tirdad Zolghadr. One year on, we are pleased to present a corresponding publication, initiated and co-edited by the Fellows. The result is an independent reader that does not aim to merely document the academy 2009, but reflects and develops its topics in a rich diversity of visual and textual forms. Developed by the Fellows and invited guest contributors these include short essays and graphic designs as well as letters, image spreads and skype conversations. The volume argues for publications as sites of art production alongside studio practice and exhibition making. As a visual object with a particular aesthetic it reflects and continues the intensive dialogue of last year’s academy.

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2010, English
14.8 x 21 cm, 208 pages, 72 bi-color ill., softcover
ISBN 978-1-934105-05-4


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