Issue #11 — Summer 2006: Europe Endless: The Propaganda Campaign for an Old New Continent

We began work on this issue with a simple question in mind: why is there so much more euphoria for Europe at the periphery, in the new and aspiring EU member states, than in the center?  “From now on, the EU will be bold, explicit, popular,” states REM KOOLHAAS in our cover story on EUROPE ENDLESS. Foreign-policy thinker MARK LEONARD discusses how the European Union is as convincing an answer in the 20th century to globalization as it was to the problem of war in the 20th; AMO/OMA present a 28-page fold-out, graphic history of Europe since 1946;

writer NAVID KERMANI discovers the continent’s enthusiasm at its farthest edges; historian TONY JUDT tells how the West was an accident; writer KODWO ESHUN and photographer JUERGEN TELLER portray architect DAVID ADJAYE; artist collective SLAVS & TATARS redeem the East in Eastern Europe; artist / musician LINDER STERLING makes irony yield to the mythic again; artist MATTHEW BARNEY explores the sexual transmission between man and machine; writer DIETMAR DATH provokes the culture industry’s center with drastic arts;

art critic HARALD FRICKE on artist MARC BRANDENBURG’s dark power of signs; 1970s band THROBBING GRISTLE inaugurates both the beginning and end of pop; photographer TODD EBERLE exposes his Berlin diary;

the BERLIN REVIEW reflects on nine events, projects, and people from the last six months in the great cultural laboratory; and so much more on 192 pages …

Contributors: AMO/OMA, Jens Balzer, Jodie Barnes, Matthew Barney, Marc Brandenburg, Roger Deckker, Todd Eberle, Kodwo Eshun, Jason Evans, Eleanor Freiberger, Harald Fricke, Martin Germann, Akiko Hamaoka, Estelle Hanania, Oliver Helbig, David Hughes, Navid Kermani, Emily King, Andrian Kreye, Mark Leonard, Aram Lintzel, Niklas Maak, Michael Mann, Lucy McKenzie, Alasdair McLellan, Ingo Niermann, Peter Philips, Sebastian Preuss, Nancy Rhode, Peter Richter, Robi Rodriguez, Tasxmara Rothstein, Matt Saunders, Nigel Shafran, Payam Sharifi & Kasia Korczak, Hedi Slimane, Juergen Teller

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