#56 Summer 2018

The culture wars are raging. Neoliberalism and right-wing populism have co-opted the critique of the 1960s and turned it against art, science and the democratic public sphere, while the left is consumed by infighting. This issue is about the return to battle, strategies of (dis-)engagement, and the question of what art is capable of in the aftermath of the great weirding.

Views Hong Kong

Chiara Vigo bei Para Site und "Emerald City" in der K11 Art Foundation von Hera Chan, und Jes Fan bei Empty Gallery von Alvin Li

Views Mexico City

Hugo Montoya at Parque Galería and "Memories of Underdevelopment" at Museo Jumex by Dorothée Dupuis

Views New York

Cici Wu at 47 Canal and Kirsten Pieroth at Mathew Gallery by Harry Burke and Gauri Gill and Julia Phillips at MoMA PS1 by Dean Kissick

Views London

Joan Jonas at Tate Modern and Osías Yanov at Gasworks by Oliver Basciano and Julian Schnabel at Pace Gallery by Billie Muraben 

Views Austria

Mika Rottenberg at Kunsthaus Bregenz by Daniela Stöppel and Ashley Hans Scheirl at Künstlerhaus in Graz by Guilherme Pires Mata

Views Basel

Lynn Hershman-Leeson at HeK Basel, Martha Rosler at Kunstmuseum Basel, Raphaela Vogel at Kunsthalle Basel by Elise Lammer

Views New York

Cici Wu at 47 Canal and Kirsten Pieroth at Mathew Gallery by Harry Burke and Gauri Gill and Julia Phillips at MoMA PS1 by Dean Kissick

View Munich

An interview with the curator of Public Art Munich, Joanna Warsza, by Dorian Batycka

Views Vienna

Bouchra Khalili at Secession and Gabriele Senn Galerie by Max L. Feldman, Katharina Schilling at Nathalie Halgand by Gianna Prein and an interview with Liam Gillick on his project with New Order by Rita Vitorelli

Views Basel

Lynn Hershman-Leeson at HeK Basel and Martha Rosler at Kunstmuseum Basel by Elise Lammer

Views Berlin

Ana Mendieta at Gropius Bau and Gallery Weekend Berlin by Chloe Stead and Louise Burgeois at Schinkel Pavillon by Eva Scharrer

Focus View

"Jokes Seth Can't Tell" in Late Night with Seth Meyers by Jan Verwoert

Seduction

by Nicoletta Fiorucci, Susanne Gaensheimer, Philipp Timischl, Nora Turato, Axel Dibie

Images Contributed

by Alice Creischer, Boris Mikhailov, Jonas Lund, Marjetica Potrč, Botond Kersztesi

Postcard

from Cracow by Hanka Podraza

Curator's Key

Ekaterina Degot, director and chief curator Steirischer Herbst, on Władysław Strzeminski’s sketch for a mural for the Hotel Savoy in Łódz (1950)