Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is pleased to announce the 2019 publication of the 65th Jahresring: What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?

The Jahresring is an annual contemporary culture publication series founded in 1954 to become a “gathering point of the creative and critical forces.” This year’s Jahresring is locally specific: Fogo Island, an island of approximately 2,500 inhabitants located off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A centuries-old cod fishing settlement, the community’s livelihood was nearly decimated in the mid-twentieth century due to industrial overfishing. The island is now experiencing profound social, economic, and cultural transformation, due in part to a recent series of art, social business, and asset-based community development initiatives. Fogo Island stands as an example of the potential (but also the contradictions) of contemporary alliances between art, design, and social entrepreneurship.

What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love? includes critical texts by Fabrizio Gallanti, Bruce Mau, Alexandra McIntosh, Chantal Pontbriand, Nicolaus Schafhausen and Monika Szewczyk; conversations between Zita Cobb and Liam Gillick; Brigitte Oetker, Helke Bayrle and Thomas Bayrle; Silke Otto-Knapp and Janice Kerbel; Willem de Rooij and Kitty Scott; Todd Saunders and Roger Bundschuh; and is lavishly illustrated with an array of color photography, installation views, and images of artist’s works.

The English edition of the original German: Was Wissen Wir? Was wissen wir? Was haben wir? Was fehlt uns? Was lieben wir? (2018) also includes a number of additional artist contributions by Abbas Akhavan, Assemble, Brenda Draney, Ieva Epnere, Leon Kahane, Zac Langdon-Pole, and Kate Newby, all of whom have first-hand experience of Fogo Island as FIA artists-in-residence or as visiting researchers.

Jahresring #65
What do we know? What do we have? What do we miss? What do we love?

Editors: Nicolaus Schafhausen, Brigitte Oetker
Edited on behalf of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries in BDI)
Fogo Island Arts and Sternberg Press
Year of Publication: 2019 (German Edition, 2018)
Language: English (/German)
Pages: 240
Graphic Design: Boy Vereecken, Antoine Begon
ISBN 978-3-95679-473-5

Schinkel Pavillion
March 24, 2019
In conversation with Willem de Rooij; Katharina Fichtner, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Canada, Berlin; and Monika Szewszcyk

Art Metropole x MOCA
April 5, 2019
In conversation with Kitty Scott

April 6, 2019
In conversation with Fabrizio Gallanti and Chantal Pontbriand

At maximum capacity
German Embassy
April 8, 2019
In conversation with Zita Cobb and Liam Gillick

All conversations moderated by Nicolaus Schafhausen

Photo: Bent René Synnevåg. Graphic Design: Boy Vereecken, Antoine Begon