Christina Myers Hepburn, a Los Angeles-based practitioner of touch therapy is in the limelight of Padraig Robinson’s film An Empirical Queer Theory (2019). The work discusses touch and physical tenderness as basic human needs, and at the same time challenges normative rules of society.
Æther is an independent art space located in the center of Sofia, Bulgaria. It was founded in 2016 by the artist Voin de Voin. Since then, Æther organized numerous solo and group shows presenting the work of international artists, scientists, and activists. A hotbed for critically engaged artistic and curatorial practices, Æther conceives the exhibition space an experimental platform.
»Ode to Seekers 2012« is a looped video that celebrates mosquitoes, syringes, and oil derricks—symbols of some of the most significant threats to human life—mosquito borne illnesses, drug addiction, and the petroleum industry.
Hannah Star Rogers and Steffany Suze Boucher’s poetic sculpture collaboration constructs a hybrid aquasphere in digital form.
The exhibition Our Loves Are Not Only Human shows artistic works in which the social and ethical dimensions of care between humans, non-humans, other species, and the world of things collide.
An image gallery of drawings by artist Patrizia Bach on the selective perception of the past and the process of writing history.
A series of conversations with artist Janneke van der Putten about her fascination for voice, textile and nature.
Sahej Rahal’s works aim to construct new narratives – even new worlds. His latest work Juggernaut – a video game populated by AI-controlled objects – is an attempt to bring his Walker sculptures to life and experiment with the algorithms of the nonplayable characters.
In this interview, resident Mica Cabildo of Akiyoshidai International Art Village explores the life and dreams of bats, and their interrelations with humans.
Drawing from the Japanese art of shifu, a Sun Ra song, and old screensavers, the works The Text Is Text-ile & Of Sounds And Something Else discuss the recalibration of historical (written) heritage and knowledge.
A photo essay by Helena Schätzle and Sudharak Olwe outlines the everyday atrocities on Dalits in India, which are shaped by the historical prejudice of the caste.
Looking at Susan Meiselas’s work »Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History,« Sophie-Charlotte Opitz explains how memory can »survive« by becoming a part of social life.
Aykan Safoğlu reveals an intimate view on his work ziyaret/visit, an encounter with personalities buried at a West Berlin cemetery, in an attempt to sensitively deal with loss and transgression.
An extensive look into the practice of artist and musician Robert Blatt, which is rooted in explorations of expanded sonic situations – functioning as an occurrence itself.
In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, can art initiate the transformation of societies beyond economic values and instead create spaces for societal ones?
Featuring the project Al camello camello y al amor amor, which refers to unrecognized forms of labor, especially performed by women and artists who work out of passion and love.
An image research project by photographer Nadia Mounier, which explores representation of women in photographic images produced or circulated in the Arab-Islamic sphere.
Three projects by Lucie Freynhagen that dismantle the logic of the art market and institutions, where art can be spotted somewhere else, beyond institutionally secured spaces.
The Indonesian artist duo indieguerillas finds joy in making mistakes and in imperfection, which allows them to work in different fields, from design to fashion and art.
A discourse into the relationship between the individual and the society, the self and the other, reconsidering European transpersonal identity and imaginary ideas.
An atlas of figures taken from the essay film Off-White Tulips by Aykan Safoğlu that retains the associative narrative the film offers, but also presents an independent reading.
Collecting amateur photographs, artist Patrizia Bach examines how images – fragments of time themselves – influence our perception of the past and the writing of history.
Read about an installation that adapts, transforms, and challenges complex concepts of traditions and rituals; home and neighborhood.
The videos »Saras« and »Raktchandra« by Indian artist Sahej Rahal show hollow plaster torsos of decaying object gods. Crumbling bits inside them nudge themselves outward, recalling animated figures from shlocky horror movies.
Bojan Krištofić reenvisions the monuments of ex-Yugoslavia’s National Liberation Movement, bringing them into dialogue with contemporary art in Croatia.