LOICHINGER, Hannes; KASPAR, Tobias (eds.)
PROVENCE REPORT Autumn/Winter 2018/2019
The focal point of PROVENCE REPORT Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 is Art in the service of... A new, ambitious and unexpected development of the 8-issue magazine PROVENCE, conceived and edited by Hannes Loichinger and Tobias Kaspar, this new project resolutely addresses the current complexities and paradoxes of artistic practice, in its inextricable relations with and dependences from other cultural industries, e.g. fashion and film.
“We look at moments when artists use their practice and skills in the service of something or someone else. In the backdrop, we are confronted with an artistic field triggering ‘descriptions’ and suggestions like the Content Industrial Complex’s false sublation of art into life or – on the other end of the spectrum – the self-abolition of all art and art workers. While the former is some sort of Kulturindustrie takeover, the latter is drafted as a left political practice. Paradoxically, with both comes the end of the art world. In this highly volatile period of criticism, how might a renewed interest in services comment on art’s relative autonomy? As thoughts without content are empty, primary research forms the basis for this issue of PROVENCE REPORT: where possible, we have elected for conversations held or reports written by practitioners in the field.” [publishers’s note]
With contributions by Anke Dyes, Edgars Gluhovs, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Philip Pilekjær, Raphael Gygax, Nina Hollensteiner, Nadine Fraczkowski, Tobias Kaspar, Inka Meißner, Karl Holmqvist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Inga Lace, Katerina Gregos, Matthew Linde, Adam Linder, Hannes Loichinger, llya Lipkin, Marc Asekhame, Tobi Maier, Jac Leirner, Emanuele Marcuccio, Isabel Mehl, Lynne Tillman, Inka Meißner, LaKela Brown, Julia Moritz, Shahryar Nashat, Anne Dressen, Miss Needle, Cecilie Norgaard, Karsten Pflum, Silvia Simoncelli, Hisachika Takahashi, Yuki Okumura.