Labor of Art When the flexibility, certainty, and freedom promised by being part of a critical outside are considered as extensions of recent advances in economic exploitation, does the field of art then become the uncritical, complicit inside of something far. Hans Dickel and Lisa Puyplat (Eds.)Reading Susanne Kriemann The book is comprised of texts on Susanne Kriemanns practice and its relation to the concept of Reading in a wider sense: reading photographs, archives, and texts and transforming these into new compositions with photography, urban space. He combines personal life experiences with literary, musical, or art historical references into visual, ironic commentaries in various media. A large part of the artists role in todays professionalized art system is being present. The individual projects focus on different environments that are often characterized by crisismostly dealing with communities and their fringes, with proxies and symbolic representations, as manifested, for example, in forms of protest or religious garments. Juxtapositions are normalized, and normality becomes a farce. Shirana ShahbaziFirst Things First The catalogue First Things First comprises a selection of images from a number of Shirana Shahbazis photographic series created over the past ten years. Tirdad ZolghadrPlot A speculative, existentialist fiction on the melancholia of revolutionary politics and good intentions, Tirdad Zolghadrs novel is composed of the logorrhea of online communication and unpublished manuscripts. Hu FangGarden of Mirrored Flowers Garden of Mirrored Flowers is a labyrinth of reality in which one can get lost or find his/her own way; a theme park constantly consuming history; a contemporary Chinese garden replete with multiple routes.