Ahead of the next issue of Texte zur Kunst, my short essay “National Customs” has been made available online. The text reflects on the German debates about the Kulturgutschutzgesetz in conjunction with “freehavens” for artworks, as well as the ongoing refugee situation. What’s a Kulturgutschutzgesetz, you ask? Just click this link, an all will be revealed.
The January 2016 issue of e-flux journal (no. 69, for those who are keeping count) contains my essay “Neither Autocracy nor Automatism: Notes on Autonomy and the Aesthetic.” The text is based on the introduction to the Art & Autonomy reader I’m editing for Afterall, but the text has been reworked pretty significantly, and turned into an autonomous (geddit?) essay.