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To imitate nature in order to master it

Michael Taussig: Mastery of Non-mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Imitating another is also a way to gain power over the person portrayed. And how often do we see an imitation of the cosmos at a bar in a dark side street?

A world that is subtle, beautiful, ugly and strange

Chris Kraus: Where art belongs

Does the artist today work constantly burdened by network care, communication and visibility, without producing anything truly created? Chris Kraus gives his take on what an artistic work should be.

The will to life

Michel Houellebecq., Translator Hanne Herrman: In the presence of Schopenhauer

First comes poverty and hardship, the diseases, the struggle to save lives. Then comes the sorrows of love, jealousy, envy, hatred, anxiety, greed, and greed for goods and gold.

About despair and doom

The Theater of Cruelty has just returned from India, where they participated in the 12th International Theater Festival in Kerala. We asked director Lars Øyno to reflect on their performance and experiences.

The road to true anarchism

Giorgio Agamben: Creation and Anarchy. The work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism

The archeology of religion, art, politics, and capitalism is not a search for any kind of origin – but a search for a foundation that tears past notions to their roots.

Kinshasa's "perpetual theater"

Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi: Faire-Part

Four filmmakers find new ways to tell Kinshasa's story. They look to the city's performance artists, who turn upside down after the colonial era.

Skinless exposure

Margreth Olin, Katja Høgset, Espen Wallin: self Portrait

shameless uses Lene Marie Fossen's own tortured body as a canvas for grief, pain and longing in her series of self portraits – relevant both in the documentary self Portrait and in the exhibition Gatekeeper.

The art of offering (enough) to himself

Pia Hellenthal: Searching Eva

Eva is a model, blogger, author, musician and sex worker, uncertain in what order, and appears as a kind of living art project.

A traveling anarchist suitcase

: Mr. Antipyrine. 4-5, 2019

A Danish cross-aesthetic journal has now published its new double number 4-5 on almost 500 pages.

"The Trumpocene"

Petzel Gallery: We Need to Talk ... Artists and the Public Respond to the Present Conditions in America

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, the staff at Petzel Gallery in New York gathered some of the most recognized artists of the day for counter-combat.

Odin's theater soldiers

Elsa Kvamme: The Art of the Impossible

Filmmaker Elsa Kvamme has previously taught at Eugenio Barba. Now his Odin Theater has celebrated 50 years, and Kvamme has returned – this time with the camera in hand.

Surrealistic self-making

Interview: The Akademie der Künste archive in Berlin recently opened with an exhibition of German Ginka Steinwachs' installations. On that occasion, Ny Tid had a conversation with the surrealist poet.