“Alles Roger in Kambodscha”
For the HfG Karlsruhe’s magazine Munitionsfabrik, I wrote an essay on how critical art becomes appropriated by the bourgeoisie as a feel-good strategy that relieves people from actually having to care and to transform society. This Munitionsfabrik issue was on “failure”, and while I think that art in general simply cannot fail if you see it as an experiment – even bad art makes sense, as an experiment’s unexpected outcome – its system can fail as soon as the experimental quality is abandoned, and art becomes an instrument for keeping the “creative classes” occupied (and quiet). You can get the Munitionsfabrik #21 through the HfG’s website (German). Worth buying for some of the other articles, too.