Kunstlicht launch

20 January 2024, 15:00–17:00 / Casco HQ

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons welcomes Kunstlicht for the launch of their new issue: BETWEEN THE STANDING AND THE INCLINED: STRUCTURES SUPPORTING CHANGE (Vol. 44, N. 4)

What is the inclined? Why support structures? And how can these help us speak about change—(because, yes, we still want many things around us to be different)?

Support is generally intended as something that holds up or serves as a foundation, provides a basis for the existence or subsistence of someone or something, keeps from yielding, and gives comfort. In this issue, Kunstlicht has used support to speak of all that sustains and thus shapes an art practice, what allows someone to stand as an artist and art professional today in the absence of or despite certain systems, in the cracks of objective material constraints, turning them into opportunities for collective actions and self-empowerment.

Guest-editors of this issue: Maja Bekan and Angela Serino, with contributions by Manuela Zammit and Alina Lupu, Patricia H. McMeans, Eleonore Pano-Zavaroni and Kathrin Wolkowicz, Multiple Choice, Irena Borić, Mari Kalabegashvili, Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir, Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodriguez, Toni Kritzer.

Kunstlicht is an academic journal for art, visual culture, and architecture. The editorial board consists of students and alumni of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with diverse research interests. The journal has been completely volunteer-run from top to bottom since its beginning. The journal is affiliated with the Arts and Culture department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but operates as an autonomous foundation. Kunstlicht is designed by Corine van der Wal.

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