Online Publication for the exhibition of Barbara Kapusta Futures
EXHIBITION CURATED BY: Jen Kratochvil
EDITOR OF THE PUBLICATION: Denisa Tomková, PhD
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Lukáš Kollár
CONTRIBUTORS: Barbara Kapusta, Jen Kratochvil, Sophie Lewis, Legacy Russell
The publication is the first in a series of new publishing programming, focusing on critical thinking in relation to the Kunsthalle’s exhibition program. This publication contains two essays by internationally acclaimed writers Sophie Lewis and Legacy Russell, who bring an important critical point of departure on how to think further about the issue of radical solidarity in the times of climate crisis and how to create empowerment through virtual and technological possibilities. Both essays are for the first time ever translated and published in Slovak. These essays are accompanied by the exhibition text written by the exhibition curator, Jen Kratochvil, and a poem written by the artist. Kapusta has designed a new font for her exhibition at Kunsthalle Bratislava in collaboration with the graphic designer Sabo Day. Futures is an alphabet of 26 characters.
Legacy Russell (@ellerustle) is a curator and writer. Her first book is Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto (2020). Her second book, BLACK MEME, is forthcoming via Verso Books.
Sophie Lewis (@reproutopia) is the author of Full Surrogacy Now (Verso, 2019) and Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation (Verso, 2022).
Barbara Kapusta (@bk__vienne) is an artist who lives and works in Vienna. A central, recurring element in her practice is the conjunction of the body with materiality and speech.
Legacy Russell’s essay Elsewhere, After the Flood: Glitch Feminism and the Genesis of Glitch Body Politic was originally published via Rhizome in 2013.
Sophie Lewis’s essay is an edited excerpt from Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (London/NY: Verso Books, 2019).