Title springerin
Location Vienna
Publisher Folio Verlag
Periodicity Quarterly
ISSN 1029-1830
URL springering
Published Since 1995-
Indexed Holdings 2000-


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Periodical's Overview

"springerin is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the theory and critique of contemporary art and culture. springerin addresses a public that perceives cultural phenomena as socially and politically determined. springerin informs about current events and tendencies in the cultural field und tries to describe their conditions and meanings. The magazine is published in German and distributed internationally. A special section of every issue (Netzteil) is examining the potentials of new technologies and media. The main section is dedicated to positions, motives, conflicts and debates around a controversial topic in contemporay culture. A section titled Artscribe critically informs about important exhibitions, events and publications. springerin addresses a broad public interested in the wide spectrum of contemporary culture. Artists, gallerists, collectors, art pedagogues are served by springerin as well as readers from the field of the humanities and those generally interested in new media and popular culture are."

Selected Subject Headings

  • Activism, Digital
  • Art, Modern - 20th century - Europe, Eastern
  • Computer networks - political aspects
  • Difference (philosophy) in art
  • Documents in art
  • Gift (economy)
  • Globalization - cultural aspects
  • Hallucinogenic drugs - influence
  • Information - economic aspects
  • Paranoia - social aspects - United States
  • Photography and death
  • Radicalism in art


Published in Vienna, Austria, springerin was one of the first periodicals devoting sustained attention to the Internet and its effects in the expanded fields of culture, with an emphasis on art. Of note are its attention to Eastern European post-communist art and cultural practices, its engagement with cultural theory not solely steaming from an Anglo-Saxon context, and its coverage of video and film practices that engage social and political issues normally absent from other art journals. Published in German, its website includes English versions of most of the articles. Even if international in focus, the review section is a good thermometer of the German speaking and Eastern European institutional exhibition circuit. One of its editors, Georg Schöllhammer, was the head and chief editor of Documenta 12 Magazine Project, in which “90 publications with different formats, orientations and focuses, as well as art, culture and theory media from around the world were invited to think collectively about the motifs and themes of documenta 12.”

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