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E-flux Journal #1 Release

E-flux Journal #1, "cover" image reproduced with announcement
E-flux Journal #1, "cover" image reproduced with announcement

E-flux Journal #1 -- the fledgling publication's second output to date -- has just been released via E-flux's website. With a suite of texts matched to the otherwise commendable premier issue, E-flux Journal seems a likely candidate for a legacy of distributing print-standard and rigorous work, freely online. Among the suite of texts is this issue is Jan Verwoert's 10,000 word study on Joseph Beuys and the artist as healer, design collective Metahaven's discussion of "soft power" and protocol standardization, Simon Sheikh reflections on Craig Owens and the East Village of the 1980s and Dieter Lesage's contribution -- a kind of open letter to the newly appointed artistic director of documenta, one of Western Europe's foremost quinquennials of contemporary art. Staš Kleindienst, Carol Yinghua Lu and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez have also contributed work appearing in this issue.