Featuring contributions by artists and theorists such as Kader Attia, Diedrich
Diederichsen, Tom Holert, Isabell Lorey and Brian Kuan Wood, Marion von Osten:
Once We Were Artists offers a critical mapping of the work of Marion von Osten
(born 1963). Von Osten and her work sit between several disciplinary boundaries.
Based in Berlin and Vienna, Von Osten is an artist as much as a curator, an
organizer-facilitator as much as a theorist and a teacher as much as an editor
(at e-flux journal, among others). This book charts her versatile and thus far
under-analyzed work and methodology.
The reader anthologizes commissioned essays and three in-depth conversations on