Internal Necessity

Internal Necessity

A Reader Tracing the Inner Logics of the Contemporary Art Field

Edited by Tirdad Zolghadr

With Claire Feeley, Bettina Malcomess, Judith Raum and Erik Wenzel

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Internal Necessity was the topic of the Sommerakademie 2009, curated by Tirdad Zolghadr. One year on, we are pleased to present a corresponding publication, initiated and co-edited by the Fellows. The result is an independent reader that does not aim to merely document the academy 2009, but reflects and develops its topics in a rich diversity of visual and textual forms. Developed by the Fellows and invited guest contributors these include short essays and graphic designs as well as letters, image spreads and skype conversations. The volume argues for publications as sites of art production alongside studio practice and exhibition making. As a visual object with a particular aesthetic it reflects and continues the intensive dialogue of last year's academy.


$26.00 T ISBN: 9781934105054 208 pp. | 5.75 in x 8.25 in 72 color illus.

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Tirdad Zolghadr


Claire Feeley, Bettina Malcomess, Judith Raum, and Erik Wenzel.