Carlos Kong is a writer and art historian based in Berlin. He is a PhD candidate in Art History at Princeton University and an affiliated PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Mainz. He researches across contemporary art, literature and film, with a focus on practices of translation, migration and queer culture in postwar through contemporary Germany and between Europe and West Asia. He has contributed to various art publications and curatorial programs in Europe and the US.
What does it mean to do archival research in embodied ways? Where is ‘the archive’ located in such an approach? And how might the open form of ‘the score’—a provisional map, a musical or performance score, a speculative cartography, an image atlas, a set of instructions—offer possibilities for articulating and transmitting the knowledge of elusive archives?
An interview with Susanne Altmann, art historian and curator, about methods of historical witnessing and her work about women’s art and artistic networks in former East Germany (GDR).
How are cities and their nightlife architectures archives of layered histories? The long term project “Disco Comradeship” embraces the sidewalks of Berlin as a crucial site for archiving the traces of unfinished histories.