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Judith Raum: eser (2015), Publication
@ the artist and Archive Books, Berlin

Lecture Performance "am of the opinion strike is useful" (from German script) Conversation between Judith Raum and Sabeth Buchmann (English)


Judith Raum eser, 2015


eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s works, installations and lecture performance texts from 2011 to 2014. It is also a theoretical reader and material collection on the semi-colonial advance of German entrepreneurs and bankers into the Ottoman Empire before World War I in connection with the construction of the Anatolian Railway. In this frame, the logics of capitalism and geopolitical interests connected the engineers’ tasks with less obvious efforts: to get a hold of Anatolian agriculture, archaeology and the working conditions in the country. 
Judith Raum’s work suggests that gestures and rhetorics of power and domination are the consequences of an economic principle that did not end with the colonial era and in fact persist today. Her paintings, drawings, objects and texts take her research on site and in archives as a starting point, they exhibit an autonomous aesthetic dimension, however, and as such suggest an alternative approach to ‘artistic research’.

The publication was co-funded by Einstein Stiftung Berlin. It is published

by Archive Books Berlin.

Judith Raum


With texts by

Judith Raum,

Sabeth Buchmann,

Alexander García

Düttman, Suzanne

Marchand and

Iz Öztat


Designed by 
HIT, Berlin





Softcover, 16.4 × 23 cm

500 pages, b&w and colour


isbn 978-3-943620-12-2

€ 30.00


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