No idea is new, truly.
Not even here in Berlin, which has made a tradition of pushing, knocking down, leveling, and inverting boundaries. It is therefore fitting, I think, that this particular collection of art and literature tends to incline backwards while slanting ahead toward ingenious angles. We are, all of us, “tattooed intricately / with footprints of history,” as stated so simply in Changming Yuan’s poem, “Believe It or Not, the 5-Agent Principle Accounts for Us All.”
Makambo Tshionyi • Shane Anderson • Erin Pringle-Toungate • Tim Suermondt • Sasa Stanisic • Rebecca Farivar • Gerard Beirne • Benito del Pliego • J. M. McDermott • Steven Johannes Fowler • Dolan Morgan • Caleb Salgado • William J. Fedigan • James B. Nicola • Julian Smith-Newman • Becky Crook • Ángel Cobacho • Elvia Wilk • Jude Bridge • Anna Rosen Guercio • Kristie Kachler • Alexander Gumz • Adam Moorad • José Eugenio Sánchez • Changming Yuan
WITH ARTWORK BY
Florian Imgrund • Bettina Lessmann