Based on curatorial work in Armenia in 2016, and recent research in Paris and Leipzig (DE), this presentation questions the metabolism of artistic alliances and the specific role played by the printed organ (in other words, a work of printed matter). The Heidelberg Tiegel colour press, like the ubiquitous Peugeot 404, can be found in every urban context from Yerevan, Armenia to Dakar, Senegal. It has been a vital, historical generator of communication across the world in the service of colonialism, emancipation, and mobilisation. Like the Heidelberg Tiegel colour press, today, the organ continues to represent a subcutaneous aesthetics of resistance, encoding the ideas and identities of individuals and collectives beyond the economic and digital divide.
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