TEXTE ZUR KUNST is a Berlin-based quarterly journal on contemporary art and art theory with contributions by internationally leading writers on contemporary art and culture. Since 2006 the comprehensive main section section, each time devoted to a different topic, is published in both German and English.
Issue 74, June 2009, Theses on Contemporary Art. With English content: Contemporary art, Publicity, and the legacy of the artistic Avant-Garde by Alexander Alberro; In the wake of object fever, art criticism will turn to the poltitics of things by Ina Blom; WHAT, HOW & FOR WHOM / Yes, Dear friends, I detect in this hall the odour of depression by WHW; On the impossibility of theses, and why that is a bad thing by Dieter Roelstraete; 103 theses on contemporary art by Susanne Pfeffer;
Why Anti-Theatricality still matters by Michael Fried; Reconfiguring the ritual by Dorothea von Hantelmann; Reflex without reflection by Hito Steyerl; Enough with impossible theoretical demands! by Christian Höller; Live in your head: A wish list by Heike Munder; “There are, it seems to him, a thousand bars, and past the thousand bars, no world” by Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann; Liking critical art is not in itself a sufficient contribution to a better world by Karlheinz Lüdeking;
Preliminary remarks on the persistence of allegorical critique by Walead Beshty and selected reviews.