Kunst und Ideologiekritik nach 1989 / Art and Ideology Critique After 1989, Kunsthaus Bregenz A r e n a, Bd. 3

Editor:Eva Birkenstock, Jens Kastner, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Ruth Sonderegger
Year: 2013
Keyword:Cultural Studies, Paperback, Reader, Research
Publisher:Kunsthaus Bregenz, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

“The third volume in the series of KUB Arena publications gathers introductory texts, essays, and interviews on the thematic relationship between “Art and Ideology Critique After 1989.” The volume comprised purely of text aims to achieve both an autonomous contribution to ideological research as well as to sensitize readers to differing practices of critiques of ideology in the field of contemporary art. Using the “ideological-theoretical turn” (J. Rehmann) of the 1960s as its point of departure, the first part of the book, under the title “Genealogical Constellations” develops a historical-systematic approach to historical and current critiques of ideology. The second part focusing on “Diagnoses of our Times (Zeitdiagnosen)” addresses the conjunction of specific ideological-theoretical inquiries with current developments in the field of art today. The book’s contributions derive from the seminar of the same name as well as a symposium that both took place in September 2012 under the auspices of the KUB Arena Summer Academy at Kunsthaus Bregenz in cooperation with the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. The volume contains contributions by Eva Birkenstock, Matthijs de Bruijne, Alice Creischer, Diedrich Diederichsen, Stephan Dillemuth, Silvia Federici, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Tom Holert, Jens Kastner, Vesna Madžoski, David Mayer, Merijn Oudenampsen, Jan Rehmann, Kerstin Stakemeier, Ruth Sonderegger, and Lea Susemichel, as well as conversations with Ulrike Müller, Alberto Híjar Serrano, Ágnes Heller, and János Weiss.” (text taken from book cover blurb)