#43 Spring 2015
Everyone has to be an artist. What does this mean for the artist? When the myth of creativity and self-determination permeates all spheres, what is the artist to do? Can the individual work still produce difference, when formerly stable ideas of the public and of history are no longer in place? When the work dissolves, does artistic work flow into the design of being?
Including a roundtable with Simon Denny, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and Alexander Koch; an interview with Heimo Zobernig; and portraits of Henri Matisse, Korakrit Arunanondchai, and Weronika Ławniczak. Martin Herbert portrays fictional artists from Duchamp to the present and sees them as a mirror for radical changes within the art world. Kolja Reichert and Christian Kobald ask what has become of an art world that integrates everything. John Menick on today’s cinematic heroes: goal-fixated self-optimizers on drugs, as opposed to neurotic Hamlets. Cara Delevigny in the 3M Paparazzi Blocker Anorak, as seen by Jon Leon. Simon Fujiwara presents his Artist’s Favourites. Artist Contributions by Andro Wekua, Keren Cytter, Misha Stroj, and Nicole Eisenman.
By Andro Wekua, Keren Cytter, Misha Stroj, Nicole Eisenman
It has become an all too common cliché that everyone from brokers to Uber drivers is employed under the model of the artist. Over and over, you hear that the boundaries between art, pop, and creative industries are blurring. What sets the artist apart from the non-artist? What sets the art object apart from other objects? A discussion with artists Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Simon Denny, and exhibition maker and gallerist Alexander Koch, moderated by Kolja Reichert.