Soft Spots
Biennale Matter of Art 2022
Rado Ištok/Renan Laru-an/Piotr Sikora/Tereza Stejskalová

336 pp.

perfect bound softcover with flaps

Leipzig September, 2022
ISBN: 9783959056809
Edition Number: 1

Width: 11.5 cm
Length: 23 cm

Language(s): English

Rado Ištok, Renan Laru-an, Piotr Sikora, Tereza Stejskalová

Ondrej Bachor

Jonathan Bruun


This publication brings together new as well as existing essays, interviews, short stories, and reports from different fields and geographies on various issues, mapping the space of Eastern Europe and beyond with a special emphasis on “beyond”. The point of departure is exhaustion–mental exaustion, cultural exhausion, material and economic exhausion–and the ensuing strategic position of weakness or softness. The texts address a variety of topics: racialization, decolonization of museums and meseology, the intricacies of cultural exchange, and the implications of radical modernist traditions of thought and aesthetics. They are accompanied by artistic interventions by Dorota Brázdovičová, Markéta Soukupová, and Tarek Lakhrissi.