John Berger: Between Permanent Red and the Black Box of the Universe
by Nikos Papastergiadis

Artist, art critic, novelist, and poet John Berger (1926–2017) died on January 2 at the age of 90. documenta 14 remembers his insights and influence and shares on this occasion the following text on Berger’s work by Nikos Papastergiadis, published in South as a State of Mind in 2015.

This text was published in South as a State of Mind #5 (Fall/Winter 2015), pp. 44–49. It appears courtesy of South and the author. To download the text as a PDF, click here.

South as a State of Mind is a magazine that was founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012. Beginning in 2015, the magazine temporarily became the documenta 14 journal, publishing four special issues biannually until the opening of the exhibition in Athens and Kassel in 2017. The first three issues are available in English, German, and Greek here.

Posted in Notes on 01.04.2017

Motion Fearness: Hospitality in The Odyssey and Hotspots in the Aegean

with Nikos Papastergiadis

Nikos Papastergiadis engages listeners in a geopolitical overlaying of ancient and contemporary connecting routes and sites of turbulence. Stopping at various stations, the journey traced becomes a map…