Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin)
|Author||Natascha Süder Happelmann and Franciska Zólyom eds.|
Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin) houses several voices that were instrumental to the creation and articulation of Natascha Süder Happelmann’s contribution for the German Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. It is simultaneously a trace of the process of witnessing and an autonomous space to follow the different trajectories the work engages with. Natascha Süder Happelmann’s work deals with what could be called ruinous spaces. Spaces that have created conditions or facts that are irreversible or irreparable. Süder Happelmann is of the opinion that some spaces are already ruins at the time of their creation. Their ruinous character is often already inherent in the idea behind them. It is precisely these spaces that Natascha Süder Happelmann seeks out in her quest for the unstable formations of possibility and survival. Through her collaborative practice Natascha Süder Happelmann’s reassesses the conditions and spaces for artistic action and activates aesthetic research in political and social contexts.
|304 p, pb,|