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South as a State of Mind

Issue # 10 is out now

Summer / Fall 2018
 Maintenance

Edited by Marina Fokidis (Editor in Chief and Founding Director) and Monika Szewczyk (Guest Editor) 
Re-designed by Studio Lialios Vazoura, and published by Cube Art Editions Athens, with key support of the Goethe Institute as well as the financial aid of Schwarz Foundation
 
and our advertisers who trusted us for this restart.

Featuring contributions by Sandra Benites and Pablo Lafuente, Ángela Bonadies, Ayse Çavdar, Christopher Cozier, Angela Dimitrakaki, Miquel Martí Freixas, Jorge Garcia, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Las Nietas de Nonó, Lucy R. Lippard, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ana Pato, Koleka Putuma, Megha Ralapati, Suely Rolnik, Wisława Szymborska, Juergen Teller, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, and Marina Vishmidt


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Dear Friends, welcome back to South as a State of Mind.

As you may know, our magazine was founded in Athens in 2012 with a desire to face the future amidst bleak prognoses brought on by economic crisis and crypto colonisation. During the course of its first five issues it became a gathering place for shared intensities, for placing sovereignties in relation, for a growing affective network. Between 2015 and 2017, it was reconfigured as the journal of documenta 14 for four issues under the editorship of Quinn Latimer (editor in chief of Publications, documenta 14) and Adam Szymczyk (artistic director of documenta 14). The results are forever part of our evolving history and we will remain welcoming to all the ideas, attitudes and the characters that sustained and transformed South, putting us in contact with many new readers and collective ways of learning.

But what does it mean to maintain?

If the word ‘maintenance’ at first strikes you as vaguely conservative or at odds with the productive or creative or sexy vocabularies put in the service of art and culture (which remain our preoccupations), the contributors of South as a State of Mind #10 open up this much-maligned method. They call out the abuse of life by the powers that be – in North and South America, in Northwestern and Southwestern Europe. They reconfigure our very sense of being together, drawing on cosmogonies indigenous to Africa, Mesoamerica, South Asia, the Amazon basin and beyond (as a state of mind, South has never been geographically or otherwise limited). These twenty authors offer rich and expansive historical perspectives, cultural nuances and prognoses for the insurgencies of spirit – reframing our material conditions on the ground, so we can maintain our multiple, micropolitical, mindful sovereignties.

If you want to discover more, you can get your own copy and be part of our effort to maintain a refuge for the un-interrupted flow of un-censored ideas.

The magazine is available for purchase at various bookstores worldwide, and online.

South as a State of Mind is printed in Greece ISSN: 2241-3901 ISBN: 978-618-5204-06-8

Editorial Committee Sepake Angiama, Shumon Basar, Kimberly Bradley, Federica Bueti,
Diana Campbell Betancourt,
Fabio Cypriano, Övül O. Durmusoglu, Salvatore Lacagnina, Pablo Lafuente, Pablo León de la Barra, Antonia Majaca, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gabi Ngcobo, Gene Ray,
Marcelo Rezende, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Yorgos Tzirtizilakis, Marina Vishmidt, Misal Adnan Yildiz

Advisory Committee Rasheed Araeen, Manthia Diawara, Solange Farkas, Rainer Hauswirth, Vicky Kanellopoulou, Matthias Mühling, Stilpon Nestor, Nikos Papastergiadis, Stefanie Peter, Marieke Van Hal, Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz

Managing Editor: Jorgina Stamogianni

Online Editor: Federicca Bueti

Supported by

Goethe Institute

Schwarz Foundation

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