Wicked Little Town

Gebert Stiftung für Kultur — KURATOR, Rapperswil / Switzerland

June 9, 2021


Edited by Fanny Hauser and Viktor Neumann

Wicked Little Town brings together contributions by more than 50 artists and critical thinkers, exploring transnational and trans-temporal traditions and imaginations of resistance, unruliness, and non-compliance. Highlighting notions of companionship, alliances, and bonds, this publication gives voice to critiques of normativity and initiates dialogues around the interdependence between forms of oppression and collective paths of emancipation, strives for non-violent grammars and vocabularies, and pays tribute to an array of artists, scholars, and activists excluded from predominant historical or contemporary narratives. Wicked Little Town comprises essays and short stories, poems and letters, reprints and translations of historical documents, transcripts of lecture performances, video works, and a theater play, conversations between artists, scholars, and curators as well as numerous visual works conceived and redesigned for this anthology. 

This publication expands and concludes the joint curatorial fellowship of the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, awarded to Fanny Hauser and Viktor Neumann between the period of autumn 2019 and spring 2021.

With contributions by Sabian Baumann, Christina Beardsley, Eva Birkenstock, Anna Buchmann, Amanda Cachia, Thirza Cuthand, Zuzanna Czebatul, Dzhamilya Dagirova, Jesse Darling,  Demian DinéYazhi‘, Marta Dziewańska, Eva Egermann, Magdalena Fischer, Justin Fitzpatrick, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Philipp Gufler, Hans Peter Hahn, Fanny Hauser, Johanna Hedva, Maria Janion, Theodore (ted) Kerr, Vika Kirchenbauer, David Kiyaga-Mulindwa, Carolyn Lazard, Rosa Luxemburg, Taus Makhacheva, Ewa Majewska, Park McArthur & Constantina Zavitsanos, Karin Michalski, Anna Molska, Viktor Neumann, Raúl de Nieves & Jason Fitz, Rory Pilgrim, Karol Radziszewski, Dorota Sajewska, Bea Schlingelhoff, Mikołaj Sobczak, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, P. Staff, Wojciech Szymański, Sunaura Taylor, Ramaya Tegegne, Anna Tomczak, Triple Canopy, Viron Erol Vert, Romily Alice Walden, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, What Would an HIV Doula Do?, Louwrien Wijers, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa.

170 x 240 mm
English, 512 pages
ISBN: 978-3-948212-56-8

Design by Studio SMS (Katharina Shafiei-Nasab & Alix Stria).
Published by Archive Books, Berlin.

Realized with the kind support of the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Credit Suisse, and the Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung.