Selected Articles

Select Recent Essays and Articles:

"Miklos Onucsan Between Appropriation and Inappropriation.” In: Mihai Pop/Madalina Brasoveana/Mircan Mihnea (eds.), Miklos Onucsan [in Press]

"Texts by Conceptual Artists from "Eastern Europe: Poland." C-Map, Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives, Museum of Modern Art, New York. http://post.at.moma.org/content_items/939-texts-by-conceptual-artists-from-eastern-europe-poland (accessed 06/02/17) (ed., includes Introduction)

"Art History and the Global Challenge: A Critical Perspective." Artl@s Bulletin 6, no. 1 (2017): Article 2. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/artlas/vol6/iss1/2/

Otto Neurath, Pictorial Statistics Following the Vienna Method" (translation Sven Spieker), ARTMargins 6.1. (2017), pp. 108-118.

“Unoriginal Pedagogies: ‘Didactic’ Art as Edification (Robert Morris, Walter Benjamin, Ilya Kabakov). In: R. Niccolosi/T. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethos und Pathos. Mediale Wirkungsästhetik im 20. Jahrhundert in Ost und West (Munich: Böhlau Verlag, 2017), pp. 413-423

“Archive and Erasure,” in: Language-Culture-Communication-An International Handbook of Linguistics as a Cultural Discipline (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2016), pp. 407-410

Archivkunst, schnell und langsam.” In: Die Kunst des Aufbewahrens (exhib. cat; Draiflessen Museum, Mettingen, 2016), pp. 

"Manifesto for a Slow Archive," ARTMargins Online. http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/exhibitions-sp-132736512/798-sitting-together. Accessed 06/02/17

"Manifest für ein langsames Archiv." In: Peter Bexte (ed.), An den Grenzen der Archive (Berlin: Kadmos, 2016), pp. 151-157 (Revised German version)

"A Double Archival Imperative in Vadim Zakharov's Work," In: P.S. Vadim Zakharov. A Video Archive Moscow Artists' Exhibitions (Moscow: Garazh, 2016), pp. 8-11. [Also Russian edition]

“SubREAL During the 1990s: Ironic Monuments, Tainted Blood, and Vampiric Realism in a Time of Transition,” M. Radu (ed.), SubReal (Wien: Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2015], pp. 53-65.  See also: ARTMargins Online http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/2-articles/712-subreal-vampire-realism

"Obama in Berlin: Of Para-Sites and Hospitality."  https://www.obamainberlin.com/of-para-sites-and-hospitality (2015) (Accessed 06/07/2017).

"Speaking From Within the System: Hanne Darboven’s 'Didactic' Art" (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophía, Madrid, 2014), pp. 93-105

“Price or Prize: The Artist as Vertreter.” ARTMargins 4 (2014), pp. 24-47

 “Roundtable on the Critical Archive” (ed., and introd.), ARTMargins 3 (2014), pp. 3-20.

"The Periphery is Far From Disappearing," Interview with Michał Fopp. D. Sosnowska/J. Sosnowski (eds.), The Edge of It (Warsaw: Propaganda, 2014), pp. 128-133.

“Antoni Muntadas’ Administrative Modernism.” Muntadas: Entre/Between (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophía, Madrid, 2011), pp. 234-239 [Also in French].

“ARTMargins – A Short Conversation with Sven Spieker on publishing online and on paper,” OEI #56-57 (2012), pp. 394-401.

"Bureaucratic Poems: Curating and Storytelling in the Late 1960's". Manifesta Journal 9 (July 2010), pp.  Russian translation in: V. Misiano/N. Petrešin-Bachelez, The Manifesta Journal Reader. Избранные статьи по кураторству. (Sankt Peterburg: Arka, 2014), pp. 131-138.

“Radical Inactivism: Gilles Deleuze on Inert Motion in Francis Bacon’s Painting (Logique de la Sensation).” In: Sabine Flach/J. Fingerhut (eds.), Synaesthesia and Kinaesthetics (Peter Lang, 2011), pp. 87-98.

On the Question of Archives and Entropy in Contemporary Art (Legrady, Muntadas),” In: Krzysztof Pijarski (ed.), The Archive as Project/Archiwum jako projekt (Warsaw: archeologiia fotografii, 2011), pp. 114-131 [Polish transl. pp. 132-141.

Review of Viktor Tupitsyn, The Museologial Unconscious. In: Slavic Review  2 (2010), pp. 495-96

"Det stora arkivet: byråkratins konst." OEI 42 (2009) (Swedish translation of the Introduction to The Big Archive. Art from Bureaucracy), OEI (2010), pp. 3-12

“Autonomy Degree Zero In Eastern European Art (Galeria Foksal’s ‘Introduction to a General Theory of Place’).” Umění 56 (2010), pp. 227-236.

"Hot/Cold: Jussi Kivi's Collections". Framework: The Finnish Art Review 10 (June 2009), pp.  52-56

“Die Bürokratie des Unbewussten. Das Archiv der Surrealisten,” H. Schramm (ed.), Spuren der Avantgarde: Theatrum Oeconomicum. Frühe Neuzeit und Moderne im Kulturvergleich (Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 2008), pp. 445-459

Jó hely a margó.” Interview with Sven Spieker (Hedvig Turai). Tranzit.blog.hu (2008). http://tranzit.blog.hu/2008/11/28/jo_hely_a_margo#more792513.

"Film as Drawing: The Revolution as a Problem of Perspective in Christoph Weber’s The First Minutes of October (2007)". In: Christoph Weber, The First Minutes of October, pp. 33-56.

"La Bureaucratie de l’Inconscient. Le début du surréalisme dans le bureau.“ Le surréalisme et l’économie du rêve. Wolfgang Asholt / Theo Siepe [eds.] (Paris:Octon 2007), pp. 45-59. 

“‘Passer à l’Acte’: Policing (in) the Office. Notes on Industry Standards and the Grosze Polizeiausstellung of 1926. The Universal Police, and After” in Klaus Mladek, ed. Police Forces: A Cultural History of an Institution (Boston: Palgrave, 2007), pp. 54-74.

“Verspätung und F/r/iktion: Lermontovs Герой нашего времени als Roman der Post," in: Sven Spieker (ed.), Letters in Transport: Die russische Literatur im Zeitalter der Post. Sven Spieker [ed.], special issue of Die Welt der Slawen 1 (2007), pp. 114-124. (Revised version)

"Cellularbürokratie: Pathologie als Ordnungswissenschaft, am Beispiel Rudolf Virchow,” Christoph Hoffmann/Caroline Welsh [eds.], Umwege des Lesens. Aus dem Labor Philologischer Neugierde, Berlin: Parerga, 2006, pp. 276-290. 

"The Homeless Symptom: Archive and Trauma in Boris Mikhailov," in: Anna Brodsky, Mark Lipovetsky, Sven Spieker (eds.), in The Imprints of Terror. The Rhetoric of Violence and the Violence of Rhetoric in Modern Russian Culture, Vienna: Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, Sonderband 64, 2006, pp. 191-212.

"Сталин как медиум. О сублимации и десублимации медиа в сталинскую эпоху"["Stalin as Medium: On the Sublimation and Desublimation of Media Technologies in Stalinist Culture“]. Sovetskaja vlast’ i media. Hans Günther and Sabine Hänsgen [eds.], Sankt-Peterburg: Akademicheskij proekt, 2006, pp. 51-58.

"Vom Umhertasten in der Kunst: El Lissitzkys Demonstrationsräume zwischen Labor und Büro." Inge Münz-Koenen/Justus Fetscher [eds.], Pictogrammatica. Die visuelle Organisation der Sinne in den Medienavantgarden (1900-1938), Bielefeld: Aisthesis Verlag, 2006, pp. 197-217.

"Die Poetik des Anti-Denkmals: Schriftskepsis, Registratur und graphische Methode,“ Susanne Strätling/Georg Witte [eds.], Die Sichtbarkeit der Schrift. Munich: Fink, 2006, pp. 139-152.

"L’image électronique dans l’espace: Jeffrey Shaw avec Ilya Kabakov." Jean-Pierre Balpe/Manuela de Barros [eds.], L’art a-t-il besoin du numérique? Paris: Lavoisier, 2006, pp. 35-55.

Hidden in Plain View: Fotoatlas und Trauma, am Beispiel von Boris Michailow.” M. Streisand/S. Flach/Inge Münz-Koenen [eds].  Der Bilderatlas Im wechsel der Künste und Medien. Munich: Fink, 2005, pp. 71-96.

“Das Archiv, Ein Vergnügen.“ B. Von Bismarck et al, eds. Interarchive. Archivarische Praktiken und Handlungsräume im zeitgenössischen Kunstfeld/Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field [Review], Texte zur Kunst (2003), pp.  211-214.

“Die Ablagekur, oder: ‘Wo Es war, soll Archiv werden’: Die historische Avantgarde im Zeitalter des Büros”. Trajekte 5 (2002), pp. 23-28.

“‘ll y a’:  Kabakovs Weigerung, den Mülleimer zu leeren. Bürokratie und feedback in der Installation Der Mann, der nie etwas wegwarf.”  Schriften-Dinge-Phantasmen. Literatur und Kultur der russischen Moderne I.  Wiener Slawistischer Almanach, Sonderband 54 (2002), pp. 393-430.

“Living Archives”: Public Memory, Grafting, Context (Libera, Haacke, Wodiczko).” Tympanon (2001). www.tympanon.edu].

“Revolution als Wiederholung: Minimalismus und Konstruktivismus am Beispiel des Würfels”. Mirjam Goller, /Georg Witte [eds].  Minimalismus: Zwischen Leere und Exzeß, WSA Sonderband (2001), pp. 305-328.

“Ekstasen der Kritik ohne Objekt: Zur verworfenen Moskauer Aktionskunst.” Kultur. Sprache. ÖkonomieWiener Slawistischer Almanach Sonderband 54 (2001), pp. 289-310. 

Interviews and Reviews Published in ARTMargins Online:

“The Artist is Present: Marina Abramovic at MoMA.”

http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/2-articles/582-artist-present-marina-abramovic-moma-review-article

"Dreams Behind Bars: Miami's 'Russian Show'." http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/3-exhibitions/161-dreams-behind-bars

Vladimir Havlík and Barbora Klímová, "Yesterday", Parallel Gallery, Prague, June 4, 2009 - June 28” ARTMargins (2009) (Exhib. Review). http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/exhibition/455-vladimir-havlik-and-barbora-klimova-qyesterdayq-parallel-gallery-prague-june-4-2009-june-28-2009-exhib-review

The Shifty Art of András Gálik and Bálint Havas” (Interview). http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/interviews/503-the-shifty-art-of-andras-galik-and-balint-havas-interview

Creating Context: Zdenka Badovinac on Eastern Europe's Missing Histories” (Interview). http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/interviews/497-creating-context-zdenka-badovinac-on-eastern-europes-missing-histories-interview

“Boris Groys on the Logic of Collecting.” http://www.artmargins.com/index.php/5-interviews/436-boris-groys-the-logic-of-collecting