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To imitate nature in order to master it

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

THE MIMETIC POWER: Imitating another is also a way to gain a power over the one 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

ART: Does the artist today work constantly burdened by networking, 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

LIFE SPARK: 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

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

AGAMBE: 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.

Kinshasa's "perpetual theater"

Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi: Fair Party

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

Skinless exposure

Margreth Olin, Katja Høgset, Espen Wallin: self Portrait

anorexia: shameless uses Lene Marie Fossen's own tormented 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

CULTURE OF OPENNESS: Eva is a model, blogger, author, musician and sex worker, not sure in what order, and appears as a kind of living art project.

A traveling anarchist suitcase

: Mr. Antipyrine. 4-5, 2019

JOURNAL?: A Danish cross-aesthetic magazine has now published its new double issue 4-5 on almost 500 pages.

An example of the invaluable value of free art

11. September: Torild Strays charcoal drawing of the view from the Twin Towers will next month be part of the permanent collection in the 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero in New York.

"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 the Petzel Gallery in New York gathered some of the most renowned artists of the day to fight.

Odin's theater soldiers

Elsa Kvamme: The Art of the Impossible

: Filmmaker Elsa Kvamme has previously been apprenticed to Eugenio Barba. Now his Odin Theater has turned 50, and Kvamme has returned – this time with the camera in hand.