easy categorization, Marion von Osten is an artist as much as a curator, an
organizer-facilitator as much as a theorist, a teacher as much as an editor. This forthcoming BAK reader aims to offer a critical
mapping of von Osten’s work. It seeks to chart a practice that, in spite of von
Osten’s undisputed influence and importance in contemporary art and knowledge
production has, until now, not been surveyed and analyzed in any thorough way. The
book anthologizes commissioned essays (as well as three in-depth conversations) on various aspects and fields of von Osten’s holistic practice—one which is in
essence collaborative and process-oriented—revolving around issues of feminism,
economic theory, education and (post)coloniality.