How do we go about designing our future and being conscious of our past? How to lay the foundations for a sustainable world? And what does it mean to live in a present that is trans-cultural through and through? Read our voices editorial.

Spoken through the Buffalo (Bull-)Horn

Precisely one year ago, news about the Capitol riots in Washington, D.C. went viral around the globe. Among videos and images of thousands of Trump followers, conspiracy disciples, right-wing militias and Alt-Right activists, large numbers of people in flamboyant costumes dominated the media, most of all Jake Angeli, a.k.a. the “Q-Shaman,” armed with a horned fur headdress and a US flag tied to a spear. Frank Usbeck already addressed this mishmash of cultural and historical references in a SKD blog contribution back in the day – we’re republishing his blog post today.

06. January 2022 — Read / Article (5 minutes) More

Seven Key Propositions by Action for Future

In a project titled Action for Future, activists from the Dresden team of Fridays for Future have been working together with the Japanisches Palais towards a vision for sustainability and its dissemination across the cultural sector. The following propositions arose in the process of elaborating a “sustainable culture of sustainability”. The goal was to kick start a discussion around the import museums have in the sustainability debate while pointing to existing programs already underway. By Action for Future

21. December 2021 — Read / Opinion (4 minutes) More

It’s all about the preservation of artworks in their material substance

As time goes by, contemporary art too is aging. Often one has to deal with works that are ephemeral and perishable, as well as time-based media and materials. We’ve spoken to Franziska Klinkmüller, the conservator in charge of the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, about the challenges of restoration of contemporary art and aspects related to sustainability.

07. December 2021 — Read / Interview (6 minutes) More

Averting a Future that No One Wants To See Coming

It is one of the most fascinating works at the Children's Biennale: Thijs Biersteker's installation "Wither". Yet the work has a more serious background. The delicate, semi-transparent artificial leaves light up in a rhythm that depicts the deforestation of the rainforest in the Amazon. How does this work? We asked the artist.

17. November 2021 — Read / Interview (3 minutes) More