October 2020→ Open PDF
When gathering and concocting our series of fictions, falsehoods and deceptions we never considered that these distorted reflections on reality would take shape during a pandemic. Within the context of this unforeseen global event and the multiple truths this situation generated, we were seduced and deceived by the generative lies the texts revealed. Lies which imagined mythical pasts, alternative presents and possible futures.
We invited charlatans, whistleblowers, compulsive liars, truth-seekers, snakes, two-faced cons and genuine phonies to falsify, exaggerate, concoct, distort, embellish, expose, deceive and mislead. Experiencing the many pleasures of lying; a childhood memory, a fantasy, a remembered rumour,
Featuring contributions by Patricia Bogdana Becus, Emirhakin, Gudrun Havsteen-Mikkelsen, Francesca Lucchitta, María Mazzanti, Heleen Mineur, Elif Özbay, Charlotte Rohde, Kuo Wei Tung
Editors: Manola Buonincontri, Cóilín O’Connell, Maria Paris, Megan Hadfield, Hannah Rose Whittle
Graphic Designers: Anna Bierler, Michael Weber
April 2019→ Open PDF
“Everything I do represents added value for my work, and I also very much enjoy doing it,” claims Rietveld alumni David Jablonowski in an interview in ‘What’s Next?’, a recent publication commissioned by the Academy about life after art school that uncritically promotes a passion-fueled productivist utilitarian approach for making it in the art world after graduation. In October 2018, Rosa te Velde, Elise van Mourik and Tiphanie Blanc organised ‘This is (Not) a Love Song’, a people’s tribunal for the Rietveld and Sandberg community, to explore the reality and alternatives for this hegemonic burnout-inducing approach. As PUB Journal, we took it upon ourselves to continue, elaborate on and react to the themes of this conference, offering a variety of perspectives from precarity as a reaction to the pervasive expectations expressed in the aforementioned magazine.
Through contributions from tribunal participants and students and alumni of the Sandberg Institute and the Rietveld Academy, this second issue of Sandberg/PUB Journal reflects both on experiences of playing according to the rules of the game as well as of finding viable solutions, alternatives and hope.
April 2019→ View Online
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