TABLE OF CONTENTS

Manuel Borja-Villel

1 “DARK MATTER GAMES: A SERIES OF ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS IN VENICE” (S.A.L.E. DOCKS, VENICE) This spring, Venice was trapped between a Biennale that, in an act of desperation, was proclaiming the long life of a living art and of Damien Hirst’s zombie venture. “Dark Matter Games” presented a festival of artistic interventions focusing on the dark matter that, though invisible, constitutes the day-to-day reality of the art world. This reality has a lot to do with the precarious employment and the self-inflicted exploitation suffered by large segments of society and also, in the context of mobile elites, with the repressed imagination and creativity of the people. The title refers to the theses expounded by Gregory Sholette, whose book Delirium and Resistance came out earlier this year.

View of “Dark Matter Games,” 2017, S.a.L.E Docks, Venice. From left: Emily Eliza Scott, Art Historians Against Fascism, 2017; Committee Against Big Cruise Ships of Venice, Banner from San Marco’s Tower, 2014. Photo: Veronica Badolin.

2 PIERRE HUYGHE, AFTER ALIFE AHEAD (SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER, GERMANY) For his work in Münster,

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