Nothing New Needs to be Created. Kenneth Goldsmith’s Claim to Uncreativity.
Cornelia Sollfrank / 2015
This text discusses the claims of New-York-based artist Kenneth Goldsmith regarding his artistic strategies of writing poetry and building the online archive UbuWeb. It is based on an interview Sollfrank conducted with Goldsmith on 1st of February 2013.
THE THING Hamburg. A Temporary Democratization of the Local Art Field.
Rahel Puffert, Michel Chevalier, Cornelia Sollfrank / 2014.
THE THING Hamburg was an experimental Internet platform whose vocation was to contribute to the democratization of the art field, to negotiate new forms of art in practice, and to be a site for political learning and engagement. The authors of this this paper trace the (local) circumstances that led to the emergence of the project and take a look at its historical precursor; they reflect on the organizational form of this collectively-run and participatory platform, and investigate the role locality can play in the development of political agency.