Peter Scott is an artist, writer, curator, and director of the non-profit gallery carriage trade. His artwork has been exhibited in the US and Europe, most recently at Société and Rectangle in Brussels, Galerie Sophie Scheidecker and the Pavilion De L'Arsenal in Paris, Emily Harvey Foundation, Koenig & Clinton, Momenta Art in New York, and will be included in “Dimensions Variable” at the MAAT museum in Lisbon. His writing on art and culture has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Art Monthly, Artscribe, Art US, artnet, and The Architect's Newspaper, as well as several exhibition catalogs. His projects have been featured in Time Magazine, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Observer, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, Frieze, Hyperallergic, artnet magazine, and Artscribe.
Julia Tulke is a PhD student in Visual & Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, NY.
In contemporary Athens, emerging from an urban landscape deeply transformed by crisis and austerity, street art and graffiti have gained enormous significance as unsanctioned mediums of public expression. This video essay examines the symbolic references to antiquity that recur on the walls of Athens and interrogates their potential as a critical commentary on the politics of crisis and crypto-colonialism.
Claudia Weber is a German-born, Chicago-based visual artist and the founding editor of Plot. She has participated in numerous exhibitions across the US and Europe, and her work has been supported with a MacDowell fellowship, a travel and study grant by the Jerome Foundation, and a 1-year New York Cultural Exchange stipend by the federal state of Berlin.
A cognac whose branding celebrates both the monarchies of the past and the disruptive economies of the present mirrors current trends in national politics, and the increasing disregard for ‘the commoners’ and humanity itself.
Sculpted water used as the branding image of a bank’s pre-paid debit card carries conflicting associations, both intentional and unintentional.
Kirsten Weiss is a historian of art and architecture. She holds an MA from the Goethe University Frankfurt and a PhD from MIT and has worked for many academic and cultural institutions including the Harvard Art Museums, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the ETH Zurich, the University of the Arts Berlin, the Goethe Institut, and the German Marshall Fund. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Gernot Wieland is an artist based in Berlin. In his works he links personal narratives, historic reports and scientific facts, fictional and real elements with tragic and comic events, generating a sense of the uncanny, mostly in an ironic or absurd way.
Guy Witzel is a writer currently living and teaching in North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in English from The State University of New York at Buffalo, and spends a portion of his days preparing a monograph on transatlantic retro-culture, genre fiction, and the effects of neoliberalism. He can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @redyearzero.