Contemporary art quarterly Texte Zur Kunst is known for boldly covering important topics even if – or especially if – they are emotive or difficult. For 30 years, the magazine’s groundbreaking essays, interviews and reviews have offered readers a critical view of art, culture, fashion and politics. Recent themes have included colonialism, evil, and Trump’s America. In the midst of Corona, putting together the latest issue – on the topic of algorithms – has been particularly challenging, not least financially. The result is a solidarity issue that is accompanied by a sale of three special editions from artists Annette Kelm, Albert Oehlen and Thomas Ruff (the latter is already sold out). Proceeds from the sale of these prints will help secure the magazine’s future, as well as the Seebrücke refugee initiative. As the world is confronted with ever more difficult problems, the topical criticism you find in Texte Zur Kunst is required reading. All the more reason to show your support and pick up the June edition at one of their Berlin stockists. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Annette Kelm, “Dschungel”, courtesy of the artist & Albert Oehlen, “Medidation über Bürokratische Tendenzen bei TZK”, courtesy of the artist & Texte zur Kunst)
Texte Zur Kunst – Issue 118 & Artist Editions
The prints from Annette Kelm and Albert Oehlen can be purchased online. In addition to supporting the magazine’s continued existence, five percent of proceeds will go to the Seebrücke initiative.