• The pursuit of a quest (of happiness)

    24/7 glücklich sein und dabei den feinen Unterschied zwischen „fröhlich sein“ und der „global quest of happiness“ beachten: Eine oft diskutierte Lebensaufgabe. Aus gegebenen Anlass eine kleine Gedankenrunde zum Glück (in der Fotografie). Continue Reading

  • Extremely loud and incredible quiet

    The elbows supported on the scratchy carpet of the office I’m sitting half lying , eyes closed and shallow breathing and the sweat running down between my breasts towards my navel. Why the hell nobody is moving, I think. In a darkened room full of people all still sitting there sweating, Anna Schimkat was performing her sound at this year’s springhouse festival. Continue Reading


    When two friends asked me if I would accompany them on Friday to an opening at the Hole Of Fame (Dresden), concerning analog photography in connection with skateboarding, I was immediately excited, grabbed a beer and off we went. The trigger of this inauguration was Humbug, a local skate magazine, which is dedicated to analog photography and skateboarding. Continue Reading

  • Karl Lagerfeld and Taryn Simon at Folkwang Museum Essen. Parallele Gegensätze.

    Exhibitions such as the KARL LAGERFELD (Parallele Gegensätze: Fotografie – Buchkunst – Mode) at the Essen Folkwang Museum are great – because they get many people into the museum.
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  • Academy of Fine Arts, Duesseldorf. User Guide: It’s top down.

    For me, exhibitions are always something very exhausting – there is a point of saturation, where you can’t keep looking or receiving. Continue Reading

  • It’s not gone, it’s still here!

    Youtube was banned from 2007 until 2010 a few weeks ago Vimeo was affected. In the night of 6th of february 2014 Erdogan’s party AKP passed a law that gives the goverment the power to ban websites without judical decision. Continue Reading

  • The Crash of A Clash

    A few days ago I read an article about the fact that recently the court in India criminalized homosexuality as India’s Colonial-era homosexuality law did it 100 years ago. This is constitutional, they said. It‘s a shame in the world’s most populous democracy and it made me think of my time in south Asia this year and a performance I saw in early October in Cologne. Continue Reading

  • Archive: Articles on 13th Istanbul Biennial

    Bienal’in Simyevi Dönüşümü, E. Ahmet Tonak, 15.05.2013
    Şu Yarım Kalan Bienal Meselesi, Misal Adnan Yıldız, 08.09.2013
    Bu Sergi İçin İzin İsteyemezdik, Cem Erciyes-Bige Örer Söyleşisi Continue Reading

  • M – eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    The title of the exhibition ‘Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder’ (a city is looking for a murder) is a quote from Fritz Langs’s crime movie ‘M’ from 1931. Also Alex Lebus and Saeed Foroghi are looking for something. They are dealing with identity itself and the question of guilt and finding a way how to make these visible. Continue Reading

  • Arşiv: Gezi Direnişi ve Sanat Üzerine Yazılar

    ‘Mucize’, Ali Artun, 09.06.2013
    ‘Gezi Park likely to dwarf this year’s İstanbul Biennial’, Rümeysa Kiger, 10.06.2013
    ‘Gezi Parkı Bir Sanat Yapıtıdır’, Rahmi Öğdül, 13.06.2013 Continue Reading