Marion von Osten: Once We Were Artists
A BAK Critical Reader in Artistsí Practice
Edited by Tom Holert, Maria Hlavajova. Text by Kader Attia, Sabeth Buchmann, et al.
A critical mapping of the versatile and under-analyzed work and methodology of Marion von OstenFeaturing contributions by artists and theorists such as Kader Attia, Diedrich Diederichsen, Tom Holert, Isabell Lorey and Brian Kuan Wood, Marion von Osten: Once We Were Artists offers a critical mapping of the work of Marion von Osten (born 1963). Von Osten and her work sit between several disciplinary boundaries. Based in Berlin and Vienna, Von Osten is an artist as much as a curator, an organizer-facilitator as much as a theorist and a teacher as much as an editor (at e-flux journal, among others). This book charts her versatile and thus far under-analyzed work and methodology.
The reader anthologizes commissioned essays and three in-depth conversations on various aspects and fields of von Ostenís holistic practice revolving around issues of feminism, economic theory, education and postcolonialism.