[artinfo] Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 3 09:27:17 CEST 2015

Welcome to the launch of the first issue of 
Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal 
inquiries in art. We will present the idea behind 
publication and also we will discuss the process of preparing the first issue.

The first issue of the journal is loosely dealing 
with the problems of language; bringing together 
a range of texts proposing different artistic 
positions on political and formal implications 
related to communication, coding, grammar, 
syntax, mathematics, translation, signs and 

By insisting on the heuristic possibility of art 
practice we intend to use Rab-Rab as a platform 
for debates and discussions which takes art 
practice as starting point but aims to go beyond 
of it's institutional frame.

Most of the texts in the journal are written by 
artists or they are produced in constellation of 
specific artistic practice.
Hoping that the launch of the first issue of 
Rab-Rab, which will be accompanied by live music 
and a chess club, is also an opportunity for 
meeting with people who would like to join us in 
this endeavor.

For us Rab-Rab represents the possibility of 
non-institutional and independent engagement with 
art. We are happy to share with you our 
experiences in realization of this journal and to 
present our future plans.


Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art

Publisher: Rab-Rab Press. Helsinki 2014. 292 pages. Price: 8 euros.

Edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau

Designed by: Nicolas Schevin (El-Sphere)

Contributors: Diego Bruno, Michel Chevalier, 
Marcel Dickhage, Minna Henriksson, Vladan 
Jeremic, Shinji Kanki, Susan Kelly, Gal Kirn, 
Kalle Lampela, David Muoz, Rena Rädle, John 
Roberts, Cathleen Schuster, Niloufar Tajeri, 
Manuela Unverdorben, Eetu Viren, Gioanna Esposito 
Yussif, Gregoire Rousseau, Sezgin Boynik.

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