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The hand that feeds

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Commander of a fortress under siege

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Steffen Kverneland

Munch

Eurozine Gallery The Eurozine Gallery presents highlights from Steffen Kverneland's prize-winning graphic biography of Edvard Munch. In an essay accompanying the new exhibition, Kverneland describes how the medium of the comic book opens up new approaches to biographies of artists. [ more ]

04.04.2014
 

Henrihs Vorkals

Romantic transformations

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Studija", the Eurozine Gallery presents Latvian artist Henrihs Vorkals. Critic Laine Kristberga describes Vorkals as "a conceptually thinking perfectionist", who has always had a contemporary view on art, even during the Soviet era. [ more ]

28.01.2013

Read also Laine Kristberga and Mark Allen Svede on Vorkals' work. [ more ]

Semih Poroy

Without words

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Varlik", the Eurozine Gallery presents some of Semih Poroy's political cartoons, a powerful, wordless comment on current affairs, always on the side of free speech. [ more ]

02.12.2010

Read also Tan Oral on Semih Poroy. [ more ]

 

Barbara Holub

Three chapters for a future of the unplanned

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "dérive", the Eurozine Gallery presents Barbara Holub. Her drawings create an opportunity to reassess habitual ways of seeing, and tell us: there are no innocent images; the images are already in us, writes Ines Gebetsroither. [ more ]

01.07.2010

Read also Ines Gebetsroither on Barbara Holub's works. [ more ]

 

Anna Meyer

Heisszeit

Eurozine Gallery In cooperation with "Polar", the Eurozine Gallery presents Anna Meyer's series of paintings "Heisszeit": a powerful response to ecological and economic crisis and "a call for art once again to be negotiated politically", writes critic and curator Maren Lübbke-Tidow. [ more ]

02.03.2010

Read also Maren LŸbbke-Tidow on Anna Meyer's paintings. [ more ]

 

Daniel Knorr

Stolen history (and other projects)

Eurozine Gallery Together with A Prior Magazine the Eurozine Gallery presents four projects by Daniel Knorr. This, writes curator and critic Dieter Roelstraete, is an art "wholly woven into the bodily fabric of everyday life, of a relentless and vital physicality". [ more ]

29.10.2009

Read also Dieter Roelstraete on Daniel Knorr's bare necessities. [ more ]

 

Leonhard Lapin

Leonhard Lapin

Suprealism

Eurozine Gallery Estonian artist Leonhard Lapin's work mirrors the "suprealist world", where art is packaged for consumer culture. "Suprealism brings popular kitsch into the art gallery and high culture to the masses; it introduces into art the naivety of the producer of kitsch while retaining the elitism of the professional artist." [ more ]

06.07.2007

Read also Leonhard Lapin's suprealist Manifesto. [ more ]

 

Cecilia Parsberg

Cecilia Parsberg

The wall

Since 2003, graffiti artists worldwide have been leaving their marks on the Palestinian side of the demarcation wall being built between Palestinian and Israeli territory. Swedish artist Cecilia Parsberg's photographs in the Eurozine Gallery record what she calls "an international multitude, a writing-carpet". [ more ]

30.05.2006
Cecilia Parsberg

Networking on the wall

Palestinian artists and cultural workers talk about the "art" drawn on the wall demarcating Palestinian and Israeli territory. Their opinions are revealing of the wall's significance in the Palestinian experience and the function of "network as resistance". [ more ]

30.05.2006

 

Josef SchŸtzenhšfer

Josef Schützenhöfer

Art comes from labour

From 27 April to 29 May 2006, 24 oil paintings by Josef Schützenhöfer were on display on the facade of Rembrandtstraße 31 in Vienna and in the Eurozine Gallery. For over ten years, Schützenhöfer has worked with big-format series concerned with industrial workers, the conditions they work under, and the products of their labour. [ more ]

27.04.2006
Klaus Zeyringer

The social is not abstract

Josef Schützenhöfer's "Social Painting" and the provocation of the figurative

Residual authoritarianism and social inequality are both a target and a spur in the paintings of Josef Schützenhöfer. Drawing on (art) history and contemporary imagery, they articulate an original realist aesthetic. [ more ]

27.04.2006
 

Mircea Stanescu

Mircea Stanescu

Airbag

Mircea Stanescu opened the Eurozine Gallery with an exhibition of elusive snapshots. [ more ]

03.10.2005
Hans Rainer Sepp

In the heart of Romania

Mircea Stanescu's photo series "Airbag"

"Anyone travelling irony's winding path can escape the irreal, as long as they take an airbag for protection." Allusion and occlusion in images of the Romanian everyday. [ more ]

03.10.2005
 

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Simon Garnett
Britain flouts the European Court of Justice

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The UK has passed legislation on data retention that flouts European concerns about privacy. The move demonstrates extraordinary arrogance not only towards the Court of Justice of the European Union but towards the principle of parliamentary deliberation in Britain, writes Simon Garnett. [more]

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Ukraine in focus

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Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [more]

The ends of democracy

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At a time when the global pull of democracy has never been stronger, the crisis of democracy has become acute. Eurozine has collected articles that make the problems of democracy so tangible that one starts to wonder if it has a future at all, as well as those that return to the very basis of the principle of democracy. [more]

Russia in global dialogue

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In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

The EU: Broken or just broke?

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In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections

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On 10 April, De Balie and the ECF jointly organized a public debate in Amsterdam entitled "In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections". Some of the questions raised: Which challenges does Europe face today? Which strategic choices need to be made? [more]

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William E Scheuerman
Civil disobedience for an age of total surveillance
The case of Edward Snowden

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Earlier civil disobedients hinted at our increasingly global condition. Snowden takes it as a given. But, writes William E. Scheuerman, in lieu of an independent global legal system in which Snowden could defend his legal claims, the Obama administration should treat him with clemency. [more]

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Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon

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Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz

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The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [more]

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The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

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Europe talks to Europe

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Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

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The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014

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Taking place in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, this year's Eurozine conference will address both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Confirmed speakers include Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

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