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See detailL’incubo della partecipazione
Miessen, Markus UL; Latronico, Vincenzo

Book published by Archive Books (2014)

Italian Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in ... [more ▼]

Italian Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in the final part of his paradigm-changing trilogy. Supported by a nostalgic veneer of worthiness, phony solidarity and political correctness, participation has become the default of politicians withdrawing from responsibility. Miessen argues for an urgent inversion of participation, reflecting cogently on the limits and traps of its real motivations. He dreads breeding the next generation of facilitators and mediators, insisting on conflict as an enabling, instead of disabling, force. With refreshing candor, this internationally known architect and professor outlines a format for acting as uninvited irritant, forcing entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking. Sometimes, Miessen writes, democracy has to be avoided at all costs! [less ▲]

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See detailDavid Hartt: Belvedere
Hartt, David; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Golden Age (2014)

Golden Age is pleased to present Belvedere, a solo exhibition and publication from Chicago-based artist David Hartt. Belvedere is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias – those ... [more ▼]

Golden Age is pleased to present Belvedere, a solo exhibition and publication from Chicago-based artist David Hartt. Belvedere is a continuation of Hartt’s investigation of vernacular utopias – those places where the ideal has been forced to morph and adjust to the reality of the surrounding imperfect world. It consists of formally austere photographs taken at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. Hartt’s subjects cover a broad ideological spectrum that highlight the range and potential of the American experience. The work in Belvedere focuses on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, originators of the Overton window, a policy framing device used to adjust public opinion on a particular subject by positing radical viewpoints and thereby shifting the frame of reference closer to an intended outcome. Belvedere, the accordant publication, consists of additional images from Hartt’s visit to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy along with an essay by curator Hamza Walker on “pulling back the frame.” The publication is designed by James Goggin; Design Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. [less ▲]

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See detailDer Standard
Miessen, Markus UL

in Der Standard (2013)

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See detailVolume (Critical) no. 36 From Written Word to Practiced Word
Miessen, Markus UL

in Written Word to Practiced Word (2013), 36

The critic is dead. Long live the network! So it goes in our world of diffuse and shared knowledge. But if criticism has evolved into criticisms, how can we interpret and learn from the babble of opinions ... [more ▼]

The critic is dead. Long live the network! So it goes in our world of diffuse and shared knowledge. But if criticism has evolved into criticisms, how can we interpret and learn from the babble of opinions? This dilemma comes in tandem with another: the crisis of publishing. With declining print sales and slashed subsidies, many critics are out of work. Two fundamental tasks lie ahead: reviving the productive value of criticism, and finding new profitable ways to broadcast it to the world. [less ▲]

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See detailFrieze
Miessen, Markus UL

in Frieze d/e Does Berlin need a new Art School? : The Local School (2013)

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See detailGDI Impulse Der Aussenseiter
Miessen, Markus UL

in GDI Impulse Der Aussenseiter (2013)

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See detailMaya Poliitiline arhitekt: Markus Miessen & Kaasamise painaja
Miessen, Markus UL; Painaja, Kaasamise

in Maya Poliitiline arhitekt: Markus Miessen & Kaasamise painaja (2013)

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See detailKatilim Kabusu
Miessen, Markus UL; Doğan, Bülent

Book published by Metis Kitap (2013)

Turkish translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in ... [more ▼]

Turkish translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in the final part of his paradigm-changing trilogy. Supported by a nostalgic veneer of worthiness, phony solidarity and political correctness, participation has become the default of politicians withdrawing from responsibility. Miessen argues for an urgent inversion of participation, reflecting cogently on the limits and traps of its real motivations. He dreads breeding the next generation of facilitators and mediators, insisting on conflict as an enabling, instead of disabling, force. With refreshing candor, this internationally known architect and professor outlines a format for acting as uninvited irritant, forcing entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking. Sometimes, Miessen writes, democracy has to be avoided at all costs! [less ▲]

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See detail参与的恶梦
Miessen, Markus UL; Zijian, Weng

Book published by 翁子健 金城出版社 (2013)

Chinese Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in ... [more ▼]

Chinese Translation of The Nightmare of Participation Welcome to Harmonistan! Berlin-based architect/writer Markus Miessen tackles the pervasive contemporary overuse of the concept of ''participation'' in the final part of his paradigm-changing trilogy. Supported by a nostalgic veneer of worthiness, phony solidarity and political correctness, participation has become the default of politicians withdrawing from responsibility. Miessen argues for an urgent inversion of participation, reflecting cogently on the limits and traps of its real motivations. He dreads breeding the next generation of facilitators and mediators, insisting on conflict as an enabling, instead of disabling, force. With refreshing candor, this internationally known architect and professor outlines a format for acting as uninvited irritant, forcing entry into fields of knowledge that arguably benefit from exterior thinking. Sometimes, Miessen writes, democracy has to be avoided at all costs! [less ▲]

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See detailRevue Spring Albtraum Partizipation
Miessen, Markus UL

in Revue Spring Albtraum Partizipation (2013)

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See detailArbitare Addition
Miessen, Markus UL

in Arbitare Addition (2013)

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See detailGwangju Folly II
Ulrich Obrist, Hans; Hirsch, Nikolaus; Chun, Eui Young et al

Book published by Hatje Cantz (2013)

Throughout history, follies have been used widely in architecture, visual arts, and literature as a provocation, a frivolous diversion or strategic place of madness and satire freed from the constraints ... [more ▼]

Throughout history, follies have been used widely in architecture, visual arts, and literature as a provocation, a frivolous diversion or strategic place of madness and satire freed from the constraints of societal norms. Since their initial inception in landscape gardens, follies have been used as medium or object, oscillating between aesthetic autonomy and social-political potential. Placed in contemporary cities, follies become critical tools to test the constitution and transformative potential of public space. Revisiting some of these historic sites, a series of eight newly commissioned follies forge links between every day uses and political practice linking contemporary Gwangju and a global political arena. The book takes the form of a glossary, situating the eight new Follies within a broader cultural discourse and presents the projects curated by Nikolaus Hirsch, Philipp Misselwitz, and Eui Young Chun as “foolosophy.” [less ▲]

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See detailSpace Matters
Feireiss, Lukas; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Ambra Verlag (2013)

As the subject of earnest discussion, the meaning of space reaches far beyond the horizon of a single discipline. Lukas Feiriss has assembled a collection of international contributions for Space Matters ... [more ▼]

As the subject of earnest discussion, the meaning of space reaches far beyond the horizon of a single discipline. Lukas Feiriss has assembled a collection of international contributions for Space Matters, a publication of the space & design strategies study program of the Univeristy of Art and Design, Linz, Austria to create an inspiring expansion of the contemporary discourse on space. The publication addresses cultural resarchers and readers in creative professions – architects, artists, curators, scientists and students in all the related fields as well as those members of a broader audience that are interested in the incorporation of space and the pratices with which it is designed in cultural, social and humanities-oriented contexts. [less ▲]

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See detailElmgreen & Dragset: A Space Called Public
Elmgreen; Dragset; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Hatje Cantz (2013)

The project aims to inspire a renewed debate about the concept of public space today. Like many other major European cities, Munich is confronted with the need to address the significance and value of ... [more ▼]

The project aims to inspire a renewed debate about the concept of public space today. Like many other major European cities, Munich is confronted with the need to address the significance and value of public space as the relevance of the public sphere undergoes a potentially fundamental shift. Public space has traditionally functioned as a place of assembly, for exchanging ideas, and a forum for urban society. However, due to the impact of digital and social media, these activities are now increasingly moving into the virtual realm. Taking this technological and, by extension, social, shift as a starting-point, A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich poses questions concerning the redefinition of public space. How does a city constitute its own identity in 2013? The program consists of performative, interactive and idea-based projects as well as other non-monumental statements. Its open structure is designed to take place over many months, creating space for curiosity, discovery and a dialogue with the public as the individual artistic strands evolve together. The exhibition features works by Iván Argote & Pauline Bastard, Han Chong, Funda, Stephen Hall & Li Li Ren, Robert Keil & Helin Alas, Martin Kippenberger, Ragnar Kjartansson, Alexander Laner, Namill, Henrik Olesen, Kirsten Pieroth, Ed Ruscha, David Shrigley, Sissel Tolaas, Tatiana Trouvé, Peter Weibel and Elmgreen & Dragset. A special event will take place onJune 6 to mark the occasion of all projects being on view. [less ▲]

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See detailInstitutions by Artists
Khonsary, Jeff; Lee Podesva, Kristina; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Fillip Editions (2013)

Artist-run initiatives in North America provide a space for the presentation and legitimization of experimental work and for the assertion of socially progressive and politically radical ideas and ... [more ▼]

Artist-run initiatives in North America provide a space for the presentation and legitimization of experimental work and for the assertion of socially progressive and politically radical ideas and questions. In making such spaces available, artist-run initiatives have operated alternately as flash points for heated debates and controversies, as well as platforms for social understanding. Institutions by Artists: Volume One presents a collection of texts addressing the performance and promise of contemporary global artist-run centres and initiatives within the historical contexts that saw their emergence. The texts address centres in Amman (Jordan), Brisbane (Australia), Vancouver (Canada), Zurich (Switzerland), Tokyo (Japan), and Barcelona (Spain), among others. The book is published as part of Fillip’s ongoing Folio Series, which presents anthologies of new and previously published essays on international contemporary art. [less ▲]

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See detailGermaine Koh: Weather Systems
Cook, Sarah; Miessen, Markus UL; Startsev, Yulia

Book published by ABC Art Books (2013)

'Weather Systems' features work by the Vancouver-based artist from the past two decades as well as new works made specifically for the exhibition. Koh's artistic practice focuses on the interrelatedness ... [more ▼]

'Weather Systems' features work by the Vancouver-based artist from the past two decades as well as new works made specifically for the exhibition. Koh's artistic practice focuses on the interrelatedness of conditions in the built and natural environment that otherwise seem unrelated. Her work can even intervene in the institution itself to reveal tensions between the public and private realms, as in the case of 'Player's, a fog machine situated outdoors that transmits Morse code versions of data entered on a computer within the Gallery. By bringing together apparently unrelated activity and transposing one site onto another, Koh shifts expectations of these systems so they can be experienced from a new perspective. This generously illustrated oversized textured hardcover publication is in itself a work of art. [less ▲]

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See detailShadow Architecture: Part I. Street Vending
Wasilkowska, Aleksandra; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by The Other Space Foundation (2013)

Shadow Architecture. Part I. Street Vending is the first text in a series about art&architecture, informal economy, street trade and vendors, and their role in shaping modern cities all over the world ... [more ▼]

Shadow Architecture. Part I. Street Vending is the first text in a series about art&architecture, informal economy, street trade and vendors, and their role in shaping modern cities all over the world. Project developed by Aleksandra Wasilkowska in cooperation with The Other Space Foundation / Fundacja Inna Przestrzeń. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Warsaw. Coordination: Julia Missala, Proofreading - Polish version: Monika Buraczyńska, cooperation: Katarzyna Kolibabska Proofreading - English version: Anna Krawczyk, assistance: Monika Heppner Translation: Anna Artymiuk, Maciej Graca, Małgorzata Nowicka, Ewa Talewska, Łukasz Witczak, Lidex [less ▲]

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See detailAttimi Fondamentali
Benassi, Riccardo; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Mousse Publishing (2013)

"Inhabiting different roles – such as writer, photographer, performer, musician, designer, sculptor – for Riccardo Benassi seems to be a productive and genuine method to meet people, to open up the ... [more ▼]

"Inhabiting different roles – such as writer, photographer, performer, musician, designer, sculptor – for Riccardo Benassi seems to be a productive and genuine method to meet people, to open up the spectrum of possibilities for new encounters, collaborations, and productions. The gap, the interstice, is the territory for his actions. 
It seems evident that, today, one's role as a hermetic professional has become, at least in the field of cultural production, increasingly insignificant. What counts, at the end of the day, is a recognizable product, whether this is an actual artwork, a book, a building, a conference, or a curated show. The question, however, that arises is what are the mechanisms that make this work possible, what are the variables that have produced this work and how can one generate an integrated distribution of its core idea and knowledge, which has been produced along its becoming." (Markus Miessen, excerpt from Never Take Final Sides. On Riccardo Benassi's Practice, 2012) Published for his solo show at Museo Marino Marini in Florence, Attimi Fondamentali by Riccardo Benassi develops through heterogeneous contributions and reflections – provided for the occasion by the writer and philosopher Franco “Bifo” Berardi, the architects Gian Piero Frassinelli and Markus Miessen, the artist Liam Gillick and the chief curator of the Florentine institution, Alberto Salvadori – that attempt to challenge a technicist, professionalizing view of the role of the artist. The triggering of these mechanisms is based on the artist’s desire to activate experiences through which freedom of thought and action can move towards new experiential limits, as the most effective tool – in Benassi’s view – for artistic expression and investigation. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign Anthropology 2013 Peter Lang Edited by Yana Milev
Milev, Yana; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Peter Lang (2013)

«D.A.» represents a cultural science handbook of «Design Anthropology», providing an epistemology, phenomenology and survey of the varieties of the extended concept of design. Here the design concept is ... [more ▼]

«D.A.» represents a cultural science handbook of «Design Anthropology», providing an epistemology, phenomenology and survey of the varieties of the extended concept of design. Here the design concept is placed at the centre of the nexus of meaning of cultural production that rests on the three pillars Segno, Mythus and Techne. Anthropological design research is trans-disciplinary, developing in the connexion between Visual Culture (signal, in/visibility, image/void, imagination, representation), Doing Culture (act, cooperation, relation, fabrication, exchange), Material Culture (object, artefact, thing, facing, texture), Knowledge Culture (techniques, practices, norms, beliefs, values), Narrative Culture (mythology, significance, meaning, memory, identity), Critical Culture (watching, criterion, antagonism, crisis, theory) and Aesthetic Culture (emotion, sentiment, taste, feel, sense). It is only against this background that the complex anthropological dimension of Design Culture can be understood, extending far beyond the horizon of a design science concept of design, industry-near design thinking and marketing, or a product-oriented concept of manufacture. «Design Anthropology» is the research field of the «Coming Community», which has been founded here with a «D.A.» fraternity of more than 100 contributions, partners and friends. Through «D.A.» Yana Milev has formulated the theoretical and curatorial foundation for an extended concept of design that she has been representing and practicing since the 1990s in the context of the arts, rendering it now as «Anthropo Design». [less ▲]

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See detailEvident in Advance
Farkas, Denes; Budak, Adam; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2013)

“If I don’t trust this evidence why should I trust any evidence?," Wittgenstein asked himself in "On Certainty." Dénes Farkas’s work is haunted by a drama of not delivering a trust to a singular evidence ... [more ▼]

“If I don’t trust this evidence why should I trust any evidence?," Wittgenstein asked himself in "On Certainty." Dénes Farkas’s work is haunted by a drama of not delivering a trust to a singular evidence of this world: a world as he found it. Hysterically reproduced paper maquettes of choreographed architecture, imprisoned within a clumsy, photographic frame, are abstract shelters for imagined and unspoken texts. Words are characters in performance of a world as a text. As a proposition, Farkas’s exhibition and publication for the Estonian Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 is "an absent book" and yet "the book to come." The installation is a piece of spatial, rhythmical writing; a quintet of interiors woven of autonomous though intertwined, poetic fragments of quasi-domestic setting: a library, a garden, an absent cinema, a spatial book, an obsession chamber (a locus of deranged architect and non-writer). "A story? No. No stories, never again," Farkas repeats after Maurice Blanchot, while rehearsing his art of ultimate denial and rejection. [less ▲]

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