back again 
about a year after I started this blog, and after my second 4 months pause, What We Talk About When We Talk About Art - are back.
There have been no greater changes, but let me update you anyway:

I am working on a project for Manifesta. Me and artist Heman Chong are going to do a seminar where the students are going to write a science fiction novel. Looking forward to this. For that I we are doing a small READER called Untitled (Excerpts #01) - And we are looking for people with science fiction interest. If are interested, or know anyone that are, do not hesitate to contact me.

I will keep you updated on this.

Further, I have started a small non-for-profit kunstverein here in Leipzig called D21 (web page will be up and running in a few days). The first exhibition will be Obscure Yourself.

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Ingvil Aarbakke is dead 
It is sad to hear that Ingvill Aarbakke, one of the two prime members of the Danish [artist] collective N55, died of cancer at the age of 35.
Read Charles Lock's obituary in The Guardian: ... 36,00.html

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things I didn't know... part 2 
with wikipedia I guess that everything is a bit to easy to find out, but still: the word that I looked into today was:

- Packet Integrated Grouper

As I understood this is the program and code that makes our internet pages (and blogs) to tell eachother that there are updates - am I right?

The only wagely funny thing about it is that the name of the man that wrote it is
Mike Muuss -- his real whole name is Michael John Muuss, but still.

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the turner prize 
The difference between Europe and America is rather large, I know that much, and that some artist that they "over there" find essential might in my view be provinsial or boring. But without being arrrogant, I thought that Simon Starling, the winne of this years Turner Prize, was at least a known name by art geeks in the States. After all, Daniel Birnbaum wrote a text on him in Artforum just one year ago (might need a )bugmenot to enter site). And after all, he was nominated for the last Hugo Boss Prize (won by Rirkrit Tirivanija, 2004).

I might be overreacting on a innocent "Simon Starling (who?)" "Simon Starling (who?)", but it did sound sort of strange that Starling in not known by Gibson. I might be mistaken.

read: Charlotte Higgins account on the winner in the Guradian.

paperholic has a few other links, among them to a streaming interview with Starling

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more chess pieces 
As suprise player of the Word Chess Cup 2005 played 0,5-0,5 against Bareev I found some more pieces of art-chess here in germany (surrealist related of course):
Takako Saito did several works, here is pictures of two of them:

- Liqour Chess from 1975
- Spice Chess from 1966

he also got a perfume chess, and I do know it is in the collection of Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, but I cannot find a picture of it. The same goes for his Sound Chess from 1977/78.

In my search trough the net I also found this exhibition in London in 2003.

read the the slightly boring critic of the show written by Ian Douglas in TheTelegraph, or the preferable
Steven Poole piece in The Guardian .

I think I will stop with the chess search for now, it is 01:33 am GMT+1and I should be finishing a text on that norwegian gallery that is not going to close down after all.

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