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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
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FGA#38_Content / Participants

14 Conversations with:
Lisa Lee Benjamin, Frank Hyde-Antwi, Wenzel A. Haller, Felix Stephan Huber, Marco Jacomella, Claudia Jolles, Andreas Marti, Angela Marzullo and Michael Hofer, NORM, Jan van Oordt, Manuela Pfrunder, Curdin Tones, Eva Wagner, Hans Widmer aka P.M.

Image- and Text contributions by:
Stefan Burger, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Hayat Erdogan, Tine Milz und Julia Reichert, Anne-Laure Franchette, Patrizia Mazzei und Andreas Marti, Haus am Gern, Michael Hiltbrunner, Marco Jacomella and Michele D’Ariano Simionato, Marta Margnetti and Giacomo Galletti, Pietro Mattioli, Jan van Oordt, Elodie Pong, Arthur de Pury, Boris Siemaszko and Melina Wilson, Curdin Tones, Micha Zweifel

Dokuments, fragments and quotes by:
Søren Berner, Stefan Burger, CIRA, Ernst Gisel, Terrence Mc Kenna, Otto Mueller, Serge Stauffer, Marc Angélil and Arno Brandlhuber, Elinor Ostrom, Grundsätze Stadt Zürich, Magaly Tornay

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
19 x 13 cm, paperback
Design: Nienke Terpsma, Rotterdam
Printed and bound in Germany by Kösel GmbH, Altusried
© 2018 Fucking Good Art, authors and artists
Publisher: edition fink. Zürich November 2018
ISBN 978-3-03746-232-4
ISSN 1874-0227
EUR 19.95 / CHF 24

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Fucking Good Art: Rotterdam * Berlin * Zurich
Artists/editors: Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma, always working with a changing collective of makers and thinkers.

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.
Webdesign: catalogtree.net
Co-publishers: edition fink, post editions, and NERO
Distribution always through Motto Berlin and FGA, and available in bookshops around the world, or order via our website.

Fucking Good Art is supported by Mondriaan Fund Amsterdam.

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