Gropius Bau Journal

The Gropius Bau Journal is an online platform that aims to explore entangled futures, and ways of thinking and living together, using the broad themes of the exhibition programme as a lens to look at the wider world. Publishing new writing from artists, writers and thinkers, it looks to range across disciplines and to consider the role of an art institution in the 21st century.

For the first issue, poet Ishion Hutchinson delves into the lived existences beneath photographs, finding movement and fugitivity rather than cliches of frozen time. Robert Maharajh considers the work of Otobong Nkanga and Theaster Gates, whose wayward, visionary practices open up new pathways for art and its social dimensions. Curator and writer Natasha Ginwala and independent scholar and curator Kathy-Ann Tan, thinking with artist Wu Tsang, consider the position of the outsider and the migrant. And artist Zheng Bo brings formative Daoist eco-thinking to his walk-reading in Berlin’s Tiergarten.

Hella Jongerius, Woven Brick (detail), 2019

Hella Jongerius, Woven Brick (detail), 2019, photo: Roel van Tour