Diedrich Diederichsen

Artists Joey Holder, Merike Estner, curator Maria Arusoo, artists Kolbeinn Hugi, Kris Lemsalu, and Georg Kargl Fine Arts' Fiona Liewehr

Georg Kargl Fine Arts curated by Maria Arusoo

Photo: eSeL

Artwork by Elías Adasme

Kerstin Engholm Gallery curated by Heike Munder

Photo: eSeL

Installing HH Lim's work Lao Tzu said, 2016

Christine König Galerie curated by Giulia Ferracci

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The theme and participants for curated by_vienna 2016 have been announced. The 8th edition of the gallery festival starts on September 8 and invited Diedrich Diederichsen to write the essay that gives the project its title.

Isabelle Graw, photo credit Heji Shin

What does it mean today to lead a life with a child, a life in art and a life as such? Why are children and life as an artist so difficult to reconcile? Or is that perhaps not true at all? In a series of interviews, Spike Art Daily is dedicating itself to the problematic relationship that the art world has with its children. We start with Isabelle Graw. The critic, professor, and editor of Texte zur Kunst explains why children sometimes even make it easier to oppose the logic of an economy that has it in for our lives.