The starting point for the thematic issue Proposition for a Pan-Peripheral Network was to pose questions about the geopolitical position of Mezosfera, a magazine based in Hungary, a member of the former Eastern Bloc. How can the notion of Eastern Europe gain a new definition […]
The thematic issue comprises essays examining possible (re-)interpretations of Eastern Europeanness and transregionalism, as well as interviews with members of various initiatives that likewise attempt to build up regionally committed working methods.
From the Internationalism of Problems to a Countercultural Turn
The Question of Epistemic Materialism I identify my general philosophical approach with the name of epistemic materialism.1 I simply intend thus to join the cultural workers around the world for whom the questions of knowledge and expression, of the conditions of learning and imparting, […]
Chinese Globalization, Confucian Capitalism, and Transnationalism?
Some Conceptual Parameters
The burgeoning crisis of populist nationalism and trade protectionism within Western societies now point to the threshold of liberalism in a global context. The underlying teleological principle of modern liberal democracy coupled with economic liberalism that is supposed to gain universal application seems to be […]
On East European Art: Positions We Can Stand Behind and Speak From
Interview with Maja and Reuben Fowkes from Translocal Institute
Maja and Reuben Fowkes are art historians and curators, the founders of Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art, a center for transnational research into East European art and ecology that operates across the disciplinary boundaries of art history, contemporary art, and ecological thought. Their work focuses […]
How You Do What You Do Is Sometimes the Most Important
Interview with Kadiatou Diallo and Dominique Malaquais from SPARCK
SPARCK (Space for Pan-African Research, Creation, and Knowledge), founded in 2008, is a program of experimental multi-disciplinary arts residencies, workshops, symposia, exhibitions, publications, and performances centered on innovative, ethically driven approaches to urban space. SPARCK is run by a two-woman, activist-artist-writer-scholar team: Kadiatou Diallo, a Cape […]
Political Exercise and Political Action Through a Network
Interview with Fernanda Carvajal and Mabel Tapia from Red Conceptualismos del Sur
Red Conceptualismos del Sur (RedCSur), established in 2007, is a self-organized, grassroots network of about 50 researchers and artists in Latin America and in parts of North America and Europe. In the last ten years, RedCSur has been breaking ground both in the thematics they […]
Asia? Art? Archive?
Dóra Hegyi in Conversation with Michelle Wong
Asia Art Archive is an international archive and research center based in Hong Kong. Asia Art Archive also produces exhibitions and publications in collaboration. By making unknown art historical materials—connected to artists works and activities, as well as sources about art events—accessible online, Asia Art […]