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Turning Inward (Sternberg Press, 2015) is a new book of essays edited by artists’ collective Lou Cantor and Clemens Jahn. Writers including Philip Ekardt, Svetlana Boym, Marta Dziewanska, Dieter Roelstraete, Orit Gat and Reza Negarestani examine concepts of centrality and marginality in different contexts, including the aesthetic, the philosophical and the geospatial.
Join Lou Cantor at DRAF to discuss the ideas within Turning Inward with writers Philipp Ekardt and William Kerbek.
Kindly supported by artgenève/Fondation pour les Arts Visuels.
Lou Cantor is a Berlin-based artists’ collective founded in 2011, whose practice explores the polysemic minefield of contemporary communication, where medium, message and meaning constantly fold back into each other. Previous exhibitions include: The Labour of Watching, Basel 2015; Epistemic Excess, NY, Artists Space 2015; the first Prinzessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Berlin, 2013; 7th Berlin Biennale, 2012; New National Art, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, 2012; and the Villa Tokyo, 2011.
Philipp Ekardt is a theorist and critic based in London and Berlin. A former editor-in-chief of the journal Texte zur Kunst, he has taught at the Free University Berlin and is currently an envoy to the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. He works on topics including contemporary art, fashion, style, Alexander Kluge, Walter Benjmain and questions of image circulation. His writing has appeared in magazines such as OCTOBER, Texte zur Kunst, frieze d/e, and Ilinx; and he has lectured at institutions including the University of Cambridge, the Courtauld Institute, EIKONES/Basel University, Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Secession Wien, Stanford, University College London, the Warburg Institute and the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin.
William Kherbek is a writer, whose novels Ecology of Secrets and the forthcoming UltraLife are both published by Arcadia Missa. His writing has appeared in Port Magazine, Rhizome.org and in translation in the German cultural journal, Block.