TEXTE ZUR KUNST NO. 97 Bohème/Bohemia
Published by TEXTE ZUR KUNST (2015)
TEXTE ZUR KUNST NO. 97 takes bohemia as its theme. Exile and marginality, network availability, mass versus subcultural identities, privilege, opting (versus dropping) out – the fading of bohemia’s appeal is no doubt linked in part to a growing preference for the web’s promise of total-connectivity. Though could another factor be at work here too: an underlying sense that perhaps the real displacement and disenfranchisement after which romantic notions of ‘bohemia’ were later formed may again be a very real threat?