Filed under book | Tags: · aesthetics, art, art history, autonomy, avant-garde, capitalism, conceptual art, immaterial labor, labour, modernism, negation, neo-avant-garde, philosophy, politics, praxis, theory
“Why the avant-garde of art needs to be rehabilitated today
Since the decidedly bleak beginning of the twenty-first century, art practice has become increasingly politicized. Yet few have put forward a sustained defence of this development. Revolutionary Time and the Avant-Garde is the first book to look at the legacy of the avant-garde in relation to the deepening crisis of contemporary capitalism.
An invigorating revitalization of the Frankfurt School legacy, Roberts’s book defines and validates the avant-garde idea with an erudite acuity, providing a refined conceptual set of tools to engage critically with the most advanced art theorists of our day, such as Hal Foster, Andrew Benjamin, Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Paolo Virno, Claire Bishop, Michael Hardt, and Toni Negri.”
Publisher Verso, London, 2015
ISBN 9781781689134, 178168913X
Filed under book | Tags: · anthropocene, capitalism, communism, culture, labour, marxism, neoliberalism, philosophy, politics, technology, theory, work
“A guide to the thinkers and ideas that will shape the future
What happened to the public intellectuals that used to challenge and inform us? Who is the Sartre or De Beauvoir of the internet age? General Intellects argues we no longer have such singular figures, but there are, instead, general intellects whose writing could, if read collectively, explain our times. Covering topics such as culture, politics, work, technology, and the Anthropocene, each chapter is a concise account of an individual thinker, providing useful context and connections to the work of the others. McKenzie Wark’s distinctive readings are appreciations, but are nonetheless critical of how neoliberal universities militate against cooperative intellectual work that endeavors to understand and also change the world.”
The thinkers included are Amy Wendling, Kojin Karatani, Paolo Virno, Yann Moulier Boutang, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Angela McRobbie, Paul Gilroy, Slavoj Žižek, Jodi Dean, Chantal Mouffe, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Hiroki Azuma, Paul B. Préciado, Wendy Chun, Alexander Galloway, Timothy Morton, Quentin Meillassoux, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway.
Publisher Verso, London, 2017
Public Seminar series
ISBN 9781786631909, 1786631903
Filed under journal | Tags: · capitalism, critique, labour, marxism, philosophy, political economy, politics
Contributions by Dennis Badeen & Patrick Murray, Riccardo Bellofiore, Jacques Bidet, Ivan Boldyrev, Michael Heinrich, Campbell Jones, Kojin Karatani, Ognian Kassabov, Andrew Kliman, Elena Louisa Lange, Frédéric Lordon, David Pavón Cuéllar, Jason Read, Frank Smecker, Massimiliano Tomba, Raquel Varela and Valério Arcary, Fabio Vighi, Gavin Walker, Yuan Yao, Slavoj Žižek, and an interview with Moishe Postone.
Edited by Frank Ruda & Agon Hamza
Published 16 Nov 2016