THE UNDERGROUND ARTIST (GOETHE-INSTITUTE)

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Christoph Schlingensief died 2010 at the age of only 49 years. The action artist’s creative diversity still successfully eludes simple classification. Schliengensief’s former associate Jörg van der Horst poses the question about his contemporary relevance.

UNRECOUNTED: HISTORICAL AMNESIA IN GERMANY AND NAMIBIA

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Vom 4. bis zum 9 Mai findet im Palazzo Pisani im Rahmen der Biennale die Austellung UNRECOUNTED: Historical Amnesia in Germany and Namibia statt. Unter anderem wird dort Christoph Schlingensiefs Film “The African Twin Towers” (2005 – 09) erneut vorgestellt und in einem besonderen Kontext zugänglich gemacht.

CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF NOW AND THEN (THE BROOKLYN RAIL)

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Too often, activist art is charged with an urgency its very ephemerality bestows upon it, lingering only so long as its context permits, and doomed to an afterlife as dated social commentary. Not so for the works of Christoph Schlingensief (1960 – 2010), currently on view at MoMA P.S.1.