Our recent books and other texts can now be seen at The Townhouse, Cairo, Egypt

The Digital Resource Library is a collection of readings, publications and surveys written on the
developments in e-book production. This parallel line of book making consequently drives publishers,
authors and readers into a new culture of disseminating and absorbing information.A selection of e – books inviting the public to experience artists’ and writer’s experimentations with this multimedia platform will also be on display in The Digital Resource Library space. This collection will remain a permanent and growing section of Townhouse’s Library Space, as an accessible center for information, collaboration and public contribution.
The library will be open to the public as of March 16, 2014.
… عن انتاج و نشر و قراءة الكتب الرقميةمكتبة المورد الرقمي هي مجموعة من القراءات، المطبوعاتو الدراسات المكتوبة عن التطورات في مجال انتاج الكتبالإلكترونية، مما يجذب الناشرين، الكُتاب و القراء إلى ثقافةجديدة لتناول و تلقي المعلومات.ستتضمن المكتبة مجموعة مختارة من الكتب الإلكترونيةتدعو العامة لخوض التجربة التي قام بها الفنان و الكاتبمع هذه المنصة متعددة الوسائط. ستشغل هذه المجموعة
قسماً دائماًو متزايداً في مكتبة تاون هاوس ليكون مركزاًمتاحاً للمعلومات و التعاون و المشاركة العامة.سوف تفتتح المكتبة للعامة من يوم 16 م٢٠١٤ .مشروع تعاون بين دينا كفافي و جاليري تاون هاوس)القاهرة(، شبكة الخدمات الاعلامية الدولية لحقوقالانسان )السويد(، برلينربول شبكة الفنون + أرشيفالمحمول )برلين( بمشاركة آرت ترانسبوندر )برلين(.يقام هذا المشروع كجزء من برنامج معهد جوتهفي إطار شراكة التحول الألمانية المصرية التونسيةو التي يدعمها مكتب العلاقات الخارجية لجمهوريةألمانيا الاتحادي.لمزيد من المعلومات و للحصول على جدول الفعالياتيرجة متابعتنا على: digitalresourcelibrary
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تاون هاوس | ١٠ شارع النبراوي متفرع من شارع شمبليون | وسط البلد | القاهرة
A project of Dina Kafafi in collaboration with Townhouse (Cairo), International Media Network
Services for Human Rights (Sweden), berlinerpool arts network+mobile archive (Berlin) in cooperation with arttransponder (Berlin). This project falls within the frame of the Goethe
Institut’s German-Egyptian-Tunisian Transformation Partnership, sponsored by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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In search of Post Autonomy
Dec 1st, 2013 – The World  in a box [a bitter sweet Salon] pop up  group exhibition of 60 artists, curated by Peter Fillingham, Margate, Kent, UK
The Transformation of Art 2 - Shift in cultural power

October 2013 Caspian Sea Biennial Convention, Baku, Azerbaijan October 5th – 10th Artists

Back to Future | Beuys, Castella, Chiari, Joffe, Goldenberg, Guidi, Marrapodi, Mittica 



DSC00087     The Transformation of art - 100 panels        In search of Post Autonomy       P1120389  View of Container image     Participating Cultures wall - printed text and hand written texts        Participating cultures - screen + text in chalk on wall       route Detail from the Transformation of Art installation map, ship details and panelstext and map of veniceAnother view of the Container port image showing its scaleDocumenta visualisation venice_print_final








The Scenarios of Post Autonomy


David Goldenberg in discussion during the opening of the show

In Search of Post Autonomy

New video on the performance in Milan published by Artribune TV

milano/#la mostra personale di David Goldenberg, The Scenarios of Post Autonomy alla galleria Glenda Cinquegrana: The Studio dal 18 settembre al 18 ottobre 2012 vista dalle telecamere del programma ARTV del canale CLASS CNBC.

A broadcast on the show goes out on  Saturday the 6th of October on Class Cnbc






Texts & Scripts, A short History of Post Autonomy, MD 1,2 & 3

“Mobile Documenta”

in collaboration with Ioana Pioaru

Towards A Topology of Post Autonomy – a new visualisation by Ioana Pioaru of a note book by David Goldenberg produced in 2009

Mobile Documenta 1,2 & 3 – collected small catalogues, texts and images from 3 shows 2009 – 2011

A short history of Post Autonomy – this includes a brief history of  the term and sources for Post Autonomy 1970’s to 2010, and a chronology of projects examining Post Autonomy from 1999 – 2012

Texts and scripts – recent texts 2007 – 2012 – material produced since the Istanbul Biennial in 2007, texts for the Mongolian Biennial 2010, Conference in Baku in 2011, Conference at the Arts depot, Vienna, Austria, in 2010 and an unpublished text for an unrealised project in India in 2009/10.






 Visualization of a 2009 notebook “Towards a Topology of Post Autonomy”

The Transformation of Art

Which contains a selection of 24 colour A4 digital images of floor texts and drawings from the Vanabbemuseum 2009 and ITS-1 Belgrade 2010, Boxed with embossed title

Mobile Documenta

Collected booklets and book with CD and installation shots and posters, boxed with embossed title

Installation shots from glenda-cinquegrana-the-studio-milan

Visualising Post Autonomy as a discourse on Globalisation, Colonisations and Biennials 

Testing out claims made about art

Tracing a route towards thinking and language through resoving the inherent contradictions at the heart of Modernism i.e. A Euro centric tradition


Assembling an idea of a Mobile Documenta using containers as Pavilions












The scenarios of Post Autonomy 2

Using the exhibition as a backdrop for thinking + floor drawings and discussions




in search of PA


intuitive map of palazzo isimbardi

global map


Performance – In Search of Post Autonomy

Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan, November 25th 2012


Post Autonomy within Post Autonomy

New article on Post Autonomy in Ari