Texte zur Kunst no. 105: The Powers of the False


“With Issue #105, TZK considers the nationalist, conservative, and racist ideologies that have recently become more visible across Europe and the US, giving particular focus to questions of border politics and migration — of humans, of data, of patrimony, of signs. Advised by Helmut Draxler, Isabelle Graw, and Susanne Leeb, this issue was conceived prior to the US presidential election as a cooler reflection on present political debates; and yet having been produced amid the chaos of the Trump administration’s first weeks, it also, necessarily stands as a reflection of political-aesthetic thinking during markedly volatile times: Wir sind Ihr? They are us? We are them?”

The table of contents is here. My contribution is an essay titled “The Powers of the False.”