TEXTE ZUR KUNST (ed.)
Text Zur Kunst 29/111 (Sep. 2018) Amerika
Partly inspired by Franz Kafka’ unfinished Amerika, this issue of Texte Zur Kunst deals with “the idea of Amerika itself as a an essential contradiction between America (US America) as idea or ideal, and the very brutal material reality of life for many who livre there,” as the editors put it in their introduction to the issue. “We do not publish the daily news, and so rather than attempt to offer instant feedback, we moved deeper into our own field of expertise: criticism.”
The “Amerika” dossier comprises essays by Colin Lang, Ken Okiishi, Aria Dean, Robert F. Reid-Pharr and Sina Najafi, as well as a letter to a friend by Isabelle Graw and an interview with Andrea Fraser.