Q/A Paige K. Bradley
Is conspiracy the new folklore?
by Paige K. Bradley
" The master narratives – rarely acknowledged as conspiratorial precisely because they’re so pervasive – failed and the enormous shit taken on us fertilised the soil for a thousand new stories to grow."
Thùy-Hân Nguyễn-Chí, This undreamt of sail is watered by the white wind of the abyss, 2022, video installation, mixed media. Installation view, “12th Berlin Biennale,” Hamburger Bahnhof, 2022, Berlin. Photo: Laura Fiorio
The Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan moved into a bunker at the war's beginning. There, he spoke to Hans Ulrich Obrist and Sebastian Clark about how the past remains in the subjunctive and why we need a new anti-fascism.
A new digital city designed by Zaha Hadid Architects promises to realize “the old dream of cyberspace” – but whose? What remains genuinely public sphere when the rhetoric of open access only serves gentrifying the metaverse?