Where Are We Now?

Positions on the here and now

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A book, a commissioned work. This publication brings together pieces by 50 artists and theorists whose works have shaped the festival over the past decade.


Where Are We Now?


Concept Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Christiane Kühl, Andreas R. Peternell, Wilma Renfordt

With contributions by Mit Beiträgen von Jörg Albrecht, Lola Arias, Aleida Assmann, Yael Bartana, Leah Borromeo, Ulla von Brandenburg, Ann Cotten, Black Cracker, Roberto Dainotto, Charles Esche, Tim Etchells, feld72, Peter Friedl, Philipp Gehmacher, Beatrice Gibson, Georg Friedrich Haas, Heidrun Holzfeind, Iconoclasistas, Lois Keidan, Veronica Kaup-Hasler, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Alexander Kluge, Federico León, Frie Leysen, Alanna Lockward, Florian Malzacher, Evgeny Morozov, Rabih Mroué, Fiston Mwanza Mugila, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Olga Neuwirth, Molly Nilsson, Dan Perjovschi, Peter Piller, Tobias Putrih, Walid Raad, raumlabor berlin, Rimini Protokoll, Monika Rinck, Ivana Sajko, Salma Shaleh, Andreas Spechtl, Marcus Steinweg, Gisèle Vienne, Joseph Vogl, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Joanna Wozny


German language



Thu 12/10, 19.00

Festival centre

10 € incl. food and drink

In the frame of “Where Are We Now?”

In view of the herbst anniversary, their appraisal of the current situation is more important than ever before: What kind of world are we living in? What do we observe, what goes unnoticed? What possibilities are there? The elaborately designed book includes snapshots, biographical background information, political analyses, and demands regarding the contributors’ own practice as artists and critics – what they all have in common is a concern for our future. The essays, photos, drawings, and stories combine to chart the world as it stands in 2017, when so many of the values which steirischer herbst has been advocating for fifty years seem to be at stake.

ISBN 978-3-941644-97-7
268 pages
230 x 300 mm
Graphic design by Anja Lutz // Book Design
The Green Box, Berlin, 2017