Ginger & Piss #3: Private

Kunstverein’s in-house magazine is a cross between an academic journal and a darts club newsletter. Each issue ​of ‘Ginger&Piss’ (the name is a misquotation of Lawrence Weiner) contains a limited amount of contributions that vary in length according to the subject matter at hand. The remit of ‘Ginger&Piss’​ is simple: to provide a platform for candid critique but at the same time allow the author to stay hidden. Therefore, the concept dictates that each contributor writes under a pseudonym. The use of pseudonyms can be considered an answer to the cowardice of the art world, albeit a somewhat hypocritical one. ‘Private’ is the theme of the third issue of ‘Ginger&Piss’. In addressing traditions set in place by previous issues—such as the use of a pseudonym by contributors—’Ginger&Piss’ is recognising its own complicit cowardnice. In fact, in this issue ‘Ginger&Piss’ fully embraces its somewhat misleading bravery, but maintains that it makes sense for now, for the current cultural climate.