|CuratorLab 2017/18 (Eds.)Red Love: A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai
Kollontai. A Play by Agneta Pleijel
Red Love: A Reader on Aleksandra Kollontai stems from a yearlong research project by CuratorLab at Konstfack University together with Tensta konsthall, leading up to Dora García’s exhibition “Red Love” and its related public programing. A number of artists and thinkers revisit Kollontai’s ideas on the politics of love and their relation to current political, social and feminist struggles. The publication also includes the biographical play Kollontai from 1977 by distinguished Swedish writer Agneta Pleijel.
|Maria LindSeven Years
The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017
Seven Years offers a subjective chronicle of contemporary art during the second decade of the twenty-first century, seen through a series of columns by curator, writer, and educator Maria Lind. Writing for the print edition of ArtReview, Lind considers individual artworks and exhibitions and contributes to conversations and debates developing in the art world and beyond. She explores work by Haegue Yang, Hassan Khan, Uglycute, Tania Perez-Cordova, and Walid Raad, among others, and discusses such exhibitions as dOCUMENTA (13), the Sharjah Biennial 12, the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial, and several editions of the Venice Biennale.
|Nina Valerie KolowratnikThe Language of Secret Proof
Indigenous Truth and Representation
Critical Spatial Practice 10
In The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik challenges the conditions under which Indigenous rights to protect and regain traditional lands are currently negotiated in United States legal frameworks. The tenth volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series responds to the urgent need for alternative modes of evidentiary production by introducing an innovative system of architectural drawing and notation.
|Jörg HeiserDouble Lives in Art and Pop Music|
Why did Andy Warhol decide to enter the music business by producing the Velvet Underground, and what did the band expect to gain in return? What role does utopia play in the pop music and art of Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, and Fatima Al Qadiri? In Double Lives in Art and Pop Music, writer and musician Jörg Heiser argues that context switching between art and pop music is an attempt to solve the contradictions faced in one field of cultural production by moving to another. Exploring the intertwined histories of pop music and art from the early 1960s to the present, Heiser shows that those leading double lives are often best equipped to detect such contradictions while pointing toward radical alternatives.