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The Journal functions as an online platform that accompanies and reflects recent events and projects of the Sitterwerk Foundation and hopes to stimulate further debate. By means of essays, interviews, and emphasizing highlights, it addresses past, current, and recurring questions regarding the topic of activating archives and libraries, alternative structures of order, and process documentation.
In this public writing contest, the Sitterwerk Foundation was looking for texts that talk about art and its production in an innovative, experimental and personal manner. The focus of this contest was on new forms of describing art that give center stage to materiality and production processes. A jury chose two winning texts
is a project that has been continuously capturing and communicating exciting production processes and manufacturing methods through interviews and videos at irregular intervals since June 2021.
In the series "My ABC is...", guests from different disciplines are invited to turn the collections inside out for a few days according to their criteria and, in doing so, make their research interests visible.
An exhibition on feminist and de-colonial approaches to systems of ordering knowledge curated by Barbara Biedermann, Lucie Kolb, and Eva Weinmayr in the Kunstbibliothek Sitterwerk, 29. 8. till 7. 11. 2021
was planned as a two-day symposium on the role of users in libraries and archives and on the potential that is uncovered through use. The contributions gathered here reflect the contents.
The workshop series «Art Production Language» explored the possibility and value of a site-specific vocabulary and questioned hierarchies and ordering structures underlying keywords and the library system.