Publication Ines Doujak. Twisted Language


In the context of Ines Doujak’s exhibition Geistervölker, Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press publish a book that looks deeply into the artist’s practice. In the exhibition, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW, the artist traced, in fragments, the origins of pandemics throughout history and linked them to a global economy that is based on logics of extraction facilitated by colonial legal mechanisms and late capitalism.

These subjects have always been present in Doujak’s works. Therefore, it felt crucial to have a book that allows several writers, theoreticians, and poets from different geographies to reflect on the political and aesthetic strategies that Doujak has been using during these past thirty years. The book is not a monograph nor a catalogue but rather a mosaic of texts in dialogue with Ines Doujak’s Oeuvre, which engage with burning and urgent topics such as how we relate to the world around us and to each other.

Texts by John Barker Maria Berrios Alice Creischer T. J. Demos Danny Hayward Patricia Highsmith Matthew Hyland Ernst Jandl Pablo Lafuente Pedro G. Romero Grace Samboh Klaus Speidel Markus Wörgötter

Foreword by What, How & for Whom / WHW

2024, published by Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press

Editor: Ines Doujak

Design: martin faiss, marie gruber, &c.

16 × 24 cm, 240 pages, 5 color & 26 b/w ill. + 41 loose inserts, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-915609-32-8

Price: € 24

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EU und Switzerland: € 9
World: € 15

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