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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Alluring Appearance, Complex Core

  • Author: Beatrix Ruf
  • Artist: Kerstin Brätsch
  • Section: Collaboration

Notes on Abstraction

  • Author: Massimiliano Gioni
  • Artist: Kerstin Brätsch
  • Section: Collaboration

See Reverse for Care

  • Author: Fionn Meade
  • Artist: Kerstin Brätsch
  • Section: Collaboration

Essentially Alien: Notes from Outside Paul Chan's Godot

  • Author: Carrie Lambert-Beatty
  • Artist: Paul Chan
  • Section: Collaboration

Liberation in the Loop, Paul Chan: The 7 Lights

  • Author: Boris Groys
  • Artist: Paul Chan
  • Section: Collaboration

The Body Inscribed: Paul Chan's Sade Project

  • Author: Alan Gilbert
  • Artist: Paul Chan
  • Section: Collaboration

Recreated Reaction Recreate

  • Author: Paul McCarthy
  • Artist: Sturtevant
  • Section: Collaboration

The Joy of Sturtevant's Spinoza

  • Author: Roger Cook
  • Artist: Sturtevant
  • Section: Collaboration

The Silent Power of Art

  • Author: Stéphanie Moisdon
  • Artist: Sturtevant
  • Section: Collaboration

Homesickness is Where the Heart is

  • Author: Douglas Fogle
  • Artist: Andro Wekua
  • Section: Collaboration

It Defies Common Sense in Spectacular Style, Aston Martin Lagonda

  • Author: Daniel Baumann
  • Artist: Andro Wekua
  • Section: Collaboration

Nothing and Everything at Once

  • Author: Negar Azimi
  • Artist: Andro Wekua
  • Section: Collaboration

Reflection, Action, and Production in the Zentrum Paul Klee's Summer Academy

  • Author: Juri Steiner
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Staging an Opera of Knowledge

  • Author: Herbert Lachmayer
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

Real Cheating, a Conversation with Seth Price

  • Author: Daniel Baumann
  • Artist: Seth Price
  • Section: Miscellaneous / Varia

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Introduction

One might say that the current cover of Parkett flaunts vitality—but of what kind? What is intended? On one hand, movement, pulsating activity, the inability to hang on, and the impact of coming to a sudden halt; on the other, counterfeit movement and hyperactivity: these all play a crucial role in the work of the artists presented in this issue.

Kerstin Brätsch—it is her work, done in collaboration with Adele Röder, that is seen on the cover—produces pictures and products that mimic the excitement and colorful excesses of consumerism and yet clearly take their cue from art history, while Sturtevant, our second collaboration artist, declares that “My pieces reflect our CyberWorld of excess, of fetters, transgression, and dilapidation.

In his cycle THE 7 LIGHTS, Paul Chan shows the things of this world gently floating overhead, which leads Boris Groys to draw an illuminating conclusion: he contrasts their vertical escape with the horizontal movement of progress in the history of humankind.

The main protagonist in Andro Wekua’s universe is memory; it is aglow in colors all its own. But the poisonous, cloying presence of an irrevocable past is rudely arrested—between dream and trauma, repulsion and longing. Speaking about Wekua’s recent work, Douglas Fogle trenchantly notes that “what’s unveiled is a crime scene of sorts” like “an empty stage where everybody is waiting for something to happen.”

In her insert, Silke Otto-Knapp literally “parades” movement. The same motive of a group of dancers, its repetition underscored by minimal modifications in color, is multiplied and paradoxically generates motion.