“What’s next ? Art after the crisis “is a reader, and the 177 essays and interviews , as well as over 150 theses , manifestos
Quotes from a total of 304 authors gathered about the possible neighbor in art. Discussed are the
changes in the conditions of production, distribution and reception of art today in a global context , the
latest development of the ” art operating system ” , the paradigm shift is imminent and possible future
Models of art , their plants and their placement in a ” next society” ( Baecker ) .
The book has its origin in the same two conferences and lectures at the University of Cologne
( Department of Art & Art Theory ) and the Zurich University of the Arts ( Department of Cultural Analysis
Mediation ) . The questions and debates launched there were resumed and a further , even more global
Viewing angle enhanced . The reader is used both for future courses , but also appeals to a wide ,
transdiziplinäres audience of art and cultural studies, art and design practice , Communications and New
Media , sociology , pedagogy and philosophy . In a book belonging to the website ( http://whatsnextart.net )
are additional materials ( images, video, audio) available , which are directly controlled by means of QR Code in the Book.