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FGA38: What live could be/the ambivalence of succes
With this issue we investigate forms of cooperative thinking, living and working together, and ask ourselves what a meaningful and sustainable life could be and how art can contribute to that. The cities in which we all live are changing fast - and slow at the same time, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find an affordable space where you are safe to live a life. To survive as an artist, we must organize ourselves collectively—this is becoming increasingly clear. How would you really like to live? What do you really want to do? In what kind of society would you feel most comfortable?
We focused on four topics: CO-OPs, Art, Money, and Drugs. Our main topic is learning from CO-OPs as a form of living and working together, based on a number of examples in Zurich, Geneva and St-Imier as a case study. The transition from squat to co-op plays an important role here. But we also talk a lot about art and, for example, the willingness of a city to support and to protect against real-esate speculators, but also money design in relation to the identity of a country, and drugs (sacred plants) as a guide to understand ourselves and make sense of our place in the universe.
This FGA International Edition is an oral history about place, living as an artist, being contemporaries and sharing a time frame with specific problems and enchantments. In addition to conversations, photos, quotes, maps and documents, there are some beautiful works of art including a scent on ten white pages, and essays, especially made for this edition, and - like a circus ringmaster - we talk you from one piece to another.
All together now!
Furggletscher, Matterhorn, Riffelsee, zermatt, Wallis, Schweiz, summer 1904. Sammlung Gesellschaft für ökologische Forschung
Furggletscher, Matterhorn, Riffelsee, zermatt, Wallis, Schweiz, summer 2003. Sammlung Gesellschaft für ökologische Forschung
FGA#38_Content / Participants
14 Conversations with:
Image- and Text contributions by:
Dokuments, fragments and quotes by:
Editors: Robert Hamelijnck & Nienke Terpsma
Translations: Mary Carozza (Ger-Eng), Emiliano Battista (Fr-Eng), Charlotte Eckler (Ger-Eng), Michael Meert (Fr-Eng)
English copy editing: Liz Allan, Katherine McBride, Michael Meert
Proof reading: Liz Allan, Katherine McBride, Charlotte Eckler
360 pages, 72 img., 52 in colour, 17 facsimiles
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Fucking Good Art is a travelling magazine or editorial project for research in-and-through art by Dutch artists and non-academic free-style researchers Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma. Fields of interest are: oral history, ethnology, documentary, investigative art and journalism, anarchism, counter-cultures, self-organisation and DIT do-it-together strategies, and models outside the art market.
The first issue was published in December 2003.
Fucking Good Art is supported by Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam.^