Chus Martínez

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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. In this text I will try to understand some of the intentions of dOCUMENTA (13) according to my particular point of view, which is based on the belief that the current agony of capitalism will be a deadly trap for human evolution unless we adapt our culture and life- style to exhaustion, the dominant trend of our time. I will also try to understand how some of the works presented and assembled by dOCUMENTA (13) express propositions for emancipation and autonomy through withdrawal, exodus, and a proliferation of morphogenetic processes of recombination. I am writing and ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. In March 2010 we started recording an interview with Paul at his apartment on West End Avenue in New York, attempting to work together several ideas connected to Paul’s work, among which Threeing is central. Upon transcribing, and in the process of editing, we realized that there was a potential for Threeing as a mode of re-working our interview. In firstness, we were all present in the room and in conversation. In secondness, we each responded to what we had done — disappointments and affirmations. In thirdness, which is this version, a severe edit was ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. For the first documenta in Kassel in 1955, Arnold Bode decided to exhibit European modernism and works by contemporary West German artists in the same galleries to demonstrate the unity of contemporary Western culture, which is the universal character of modernist culture. Kassel is a city with today almost 200,000 inhabitants that found itself “relocated” from the center of Germany to the inter-German borderland after 1945, and documenta came about as a part of the program of Cold War cultural policy. The exhibition was a clear indication that the country, which strongly opposed Communism, was ...
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With the third Symposium Women on Earth we were seeking to understand the relations between feminism and species coexistence. The issue of nature—and of all that is naturalized or deemed unnatural by hegemonic discourses and policy—is of particular importance to gender issues, as is science. But a scientific and technical approach to the climate emergency cannot be accurate without taking into consideration how gender, racial, and economic violence foster our emergent ecocides, nor by how women—often poor and Indigenous women—are overwhelmingly at the forefront of this violence as the very first recipients of. What kind of political and cultural transformation ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. Nothingness. The void. An absence of matter. The blank page. Utter silence. No thing, no thought, no awareness. Complete ontological insensibility. Shall we utter some words about nothingness? What is there to say? How to begin? How can anything be said about nothing without violating its very nature, perhaps even its conditions of possibility? Isn’t any utterance about nothingness always already a performative breach of that which one means to address? Have we not already said too much simply in pronouncing its name? Perhaps we should let the emptiness speak for itself…
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PublishersSternberg Presse-flux2017
It is often said that we no longer have an addressee for our political demands. But that’s not true. We have each other. What we can no longer get from the state, the party, the union, the boss, we ask for from one another. And we provide. Let’s see how need and care and desire and admiration have been cross-examined, called as witness, put on parole, made the subject of caring inquiry by e-flux journal authors since 2009.
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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. She stands alone in the twilight, in an empty space, holding in her hands a skein of blue yarn that weaves around her to embrace a cluster of homes, which, because of this, appear almost as a continuation of her body. Trazando el camino (1990) is among the many paintings that Rodolfo Morales, one of Mexico’s best twentieth-century artists, has dedicated to the theme of the female body as the material and social fabric holding the community together. Morales’ painting is a counterpoint to the image of the witch: with her quiet look and embroidered ...

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