These are Situationist Times!
An Inventory of Reproductions, Deformations, Modifications, Derivations, and Transformations
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“I’m proud you call us gangsters, nevertheless you are wrong. We are worse, we are situationists.” — Jacqueline de Jong, 1962
The Situationist Times was a magazine edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong during the years 1962–67. In its multilingual,
transdisciplinary, and cross-cultural exuberance, it became one of the most
exciting and playful magazines of the 1960s. Throughout its six remarkably
diverse issues, The Situationist Times challenges the notion of what it means to be a situationist, as well as traditional understandings of culture in the broader sense and of how culture is created, formatted, and shared. These Are Situationist Times! provides an in-depth history of the magazine while probing its contemporary relevance. The book also presents the material De Jong assembled in the early 1970s in collaboration with
Hans Brinkman for a never realized seventh issue of The Situationist Times,
devoted to the game of pinball.
Lavishly illustrated and brimming with previously unseen archival material,
These Are Situationist Times! presents new and compelling perspectives on situationism, experimental publishing, and artist-run magazines.
Commissioned contributions by
Éric Alliez, Ruth Baumeister, Christophe Bourseiller, Larry D. Busbea, Eric C. H. de Bruyn, Matthew Fuller, Rodolphe Gasché, Dennis Göttel, Institute for Computational Vandalism, Jakob Jakobsen, Karen Kurczynski, João Pedro Leão, İz Öztat, Juliette Pollet, Ellef Prestsæter, Margriet Schavemaker, Sean Snyder, McKenzie Wark
Historical texts by
Roland Barthes, Hans Brinkman, Max Bucaille, Friedrich Wolfram Heubach, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Friedrich Kittler, Joost Mathijsen, Piero Simondo, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Alexander Trocchi, Paolo Virno, Bernd Jürgen Warneken
Excerpts from the book
Edited by Ellef Prestsæter
Developed in collaboration with Malmö Konsthall and Museum Jorn