Text/authors: Nancy Adajania, Ariella Azoulay, Amelia Barikin & Nikos Papastergiadis, Bassam El Baroni, Manuel Beltrán, David Graeber & Michelle Kuo, Tom Holert, Brian Holmes, Geert Lovink, Elzbieta Matynia & Joanna Warsza, Simon Sheikh, Jonas Staal, Stephen Wright   ..  Editors: Maria Hlavajova, Ranjit Hoskote
isbn: 978-90-78088-94-3   ..  € 24,00  .. buy book


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Future Publics (The Rest Can and Should Be Done by the People): A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art, edited by Maria Hlavajova (artistic director of BAK, Utrecht) and Ranjit Hoskote (cultural theorist, poet, and curator, Mumbai), brings together contributions by artists, theorists, and activists to reflect on radically new publics.
Future publics emerge from current experiences of social crisis and political uncertainty. Resisting formal definitions of citizenship, these provisional assemblies shape new solidarities that cut across conventional lines of class, region, ethnicity, and ideological affiliation. In the field of art, they demonstrate a renewed, insurgent, and self-critical capacity for engagement, rejecting the passive observation of the ‘viewer’, the commodifying gaze of the ‘consumer’, and the stylized participation of the ‘spectator'. more
Resisting conscription into formal definitions of citizenship, these publics shape new solidarities that cut across conventional lines of class, region, ethnicity, and ideological affiliation. In the field of art, they demonstrate a renewed, insurgent, and self-critical capacity for engagement, rejecting the passive observation of the “viewer,” the commodifying gaze of the “consumer,” and the stylized participation of the “spectator.” Through these accounts, the contributors assemble a vocabulary relevant to artistic practices and civic conclaves mobilized outside the ossified institutions: among propositions such as rebel citizenry, orgnets, cultural users, stateless states, and devolutionary platforms, they articulate and address ways of being and doing beyond those that have been established within the neoliberal paradigm of “the contemporary.” back
Future Publics (The Rest Can and Should Be Done by the People): A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art
Graphic Design: Kummer & Herrman .. 341 pages .. 16,5 x 11,5 cm (h x w) .. paperback .. English .. in collaboration with BAK, institute for the contemporary