“Capture the Flag”

The Global ContemporaryThe catalogue for the Global Contemporary exhibition at ZKM I co-curated in 2011 arrived in time for the show’s scaled-down version in the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. I wrote an essay on how the entanglement of the art scene in the globalized world and its (economic) systems makes it necessary to create art that correspondingly entangles the audience – or, at least, displays our mutual entanglement: our contemporaneity. My text is called “Capture the Flag” after the competitive game, because art is both about playing and about taking sides.