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In Search of Amo

An Outstanding Philosopher of Early Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment

The Faculty of Sensing
by Jule Hillgärtner, Nele Kaczmarek (ed.), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

The Faculty of Sensing – Thinking With, Through, and by Anton Wilhelm Amo describes an artistic and scholarly inquiry into the work of Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1700–after 1753), an outstanding philosopher of the early eighteenth-century Enlightenment. The volume brings together international voices from the areas of philosophy, poetry, science, and art; e…

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An Invitation to Contribute

Research For People Who (Think They) Would Rather Create
by Dirk Vis

What is artistic research? What is a research document? How do these relate to the making process, invention, and creativity? What exactly is expected of me? If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions, then this book is for you. Research For People Who (Think They) Would Rather Create addresses all relevant aspects that need to be considered…

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Downright Emblematic 🏙

I Think We Met in New York... 🗽

La Période Molle
by Aubry Broquard

Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard's work is often based on everyday objects. Through a playful appropriation of design codes, they reinterpret and manipulate mundane objects, often with a tendency towards abstraction, to finally recontextualize them in installation environments they have created themselves.

Without preconceived ideas or hie…

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Augmented Nostalgia 🥲

Can Digital Empathy Become a Useful Tool to Reshape the Future?

by Riccardo Benassi

Before the second half of the 19th century, Nostalgia did not exist. The term was used to describe a peculiar psychological condition that spread among soldiers away from home. Italian artist Riccardo Benassi coined the term morestalgia accordingly, so to update its meaning to the time of the internet. Affections, migrations and familiarity, phenomenolo…

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A New Kind of Queer Art Writing

Queer Formalism. The Return
by William J. Simmons

Queer Formalism: The Return expands upon William J. Simmons’s original, influential essay “Notes on Queer Formalism” from 2013, offering novel ways of thinking about queer-feminist art outside of the critical-complicit and abstract-representational binaries that continue to haunt contemporary queer art. It therefore proposes a new kind of queer art writ…

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