After all the buzz and clamor caused by the 2019 re-opening of the extended MoMA and the much celebrated rehang of its permanent collection, N+1 publishes a sobering curatorial fantasy (by Claire Bishop and Nikki Columbus) on what should have been done instead to come to terms with the “outrageous disconnect between saying and doing at this museum—the brazen hypocrisy and superficial multiculturalism.”January 8th, 2020, HaFI
You have probably watched Ricky Gervais yesterday’s Golden Globe speech already, or read about it, so this is not exactly news to you. Still, it deserves mentioning and posting, particularly if you haven’t seen it yet, notwithstanding all its shortcomings. If simply for the fact that Gervais here shows a welcome (and rare) structural, dialectic, and pretty pitiless understanding of
a) his own debatable role at the ceremony and in the industry as such;
b) the game-shifting changes in the media industry caused by monopoly digital streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple;
c) the necessity to (once again) question the public performance of the political amid the liberal Hollywood establishment;
d) the systemic contradiction between “progressive” media content (“quality TV”) and the outrageously destructive economies and technologies on which this content and its providers gleefully rely;
e) the blatant inconsistency in the actions of the media industry people when it comes to not only complaining about racism but actually fight it;
and much more…
PUBLISHING FAROCKI’S WRITINGS TOGETHER
You can support the printing of Farocki’s writings with a donation now. In addition to the funding we already raised, we need another 10.000 Euros to publish the volumes 5 & 6 of Harun Farocki’s writings and thereby to complete the edition of all texts by Farocki.
Between 2017 and 2019 we released the first four volumes of Farocki’s writings. These include his autobiography as fragments, the book on Godard he wrote together with Kaja Silverman, and two volumes with all texts published between 1964 and 1985.
To round off the edition, we are now preparing the publication of two further volumes, which bring together the texts from the last three decades of his life.
BANDS 5 (texts 1986-2000) & 6 (texts 2001-2014)
Volumes 5 and 6 cover a time period, in which Farocki produced film and video installations more and more in the context of the visual arts, thereby expanding the reception his cinematic works. From then on, Farocki’s audiovisual works oscillated between the fields of film and contemporary art. This development in his practice also led Farocki to new approaches in terms of image analysis and cultural criticism – all of which are reflected in the texts written between 1986 and 2014 to be made accessible in volumes 5 and 6.
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