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About despair and doom

INDIA: 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

AGAMBEN: 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 the root.

Gonzo interpretation of Surrealism's sorceress

Susanne Christensen: Leonora's journey Author

UNCOMPROMISING: The book about the artist Leonora Carrington is a journey into the jungle of surrealism, a successful escape from the conventional and a fantasy infiltration of the established.

future manufacturing

Elizabeth Grosz: Chaos, territory, art. Deleuze and the Earth Framing

ART & PHILOSOPHY: The earth as a whole has been transformed into human territory at the expense of all other life forms. MODERN TIMES prints here an excerpt from the book Chaos, territory, art.

Double moral interpretation of Knausgård

Poul Behrendt: From the shadows of what we know. Art as a reality production

LITERATURE: Behrendt's book accuses the undersigned of «monumental misunderstandings and psychoanalytic short circuits». But does he consistently break the laws he is trying to impose on others?

Currency of visibility

Photography 1997-2017: Hannah Starkey

PHOTOGRAPHY: Hannah Starkey's retrospective photo book shows a maturing journey in the eyes of women.

A wobbly kitten

Kjetil Røed: The art and life: a manual

ABOUT ART: A remarkable guide to the critical moments of art and life.

Mjøsa: Place sense and carrier bag

ESSAY: The constant focus on work, busyness and productivity removes us from a neighborhood between things – every day there are people who can feel that something is also breaking in them.

Venice Biennial: What happens when man is no longer the center?

: PHOTO ART: This year's art biennial in Venice shows us a different world, more tangled, disturbing, strange and fragile at the same time. From each room, vibrating lines are drawn between disaster and collapse, colonialism and belonging, man and machine.

Joyful journey in the world of art

Chris Kraus: Social Practices

: ARTIST LIFE: In Social Practices, Chris Kraus depicts the lives of various artists in a subtle collage of autobiographical texts. The book is as much about herself as it is about the artists portrayed.

A different religious history lesson

Nina Paley: Seder-Masochism

ANIMATED MUSICAL: The filmmaker behind Sita Sings the Blues has once again made an animated musical full of catchy music and feminist critique – which, like its predecessor, is available online for free.

To fill the void

Jeannette Fischer: Psychoanalyst meets Marina Abramović

: PERFORMANCE: Is it possible to get to know the art of Marina Abramović on a psychoanalytic level, where childhood and parents have played a crucial role?