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Author Sholette, Gregory,
Title Delirium and resistance : activist art and the crisis of capitalism / Gregory Sholette ; edited by Kim Charnley ; foreword by Lucy R. Lippard.
Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2017.
2017

Author Sholette, Gregory,
Subject Art -- Political aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Art -- Economic aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Art and society -- History -- 21st century.
Art -- Finance.
Art, Modern -- 21st century.
Alt Name Charnley, Kim,
Lippard, Lucy R.,
Description 1 online resource (xix, 290 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-276) and index.
Contents Foreword : is another art world possible? / by Lucy R. Lippard -- Art on the brink : bare art and the crisis of liberal democracy / Kim Charnley -- Introduction I : Welcome to our art world. Fidelity, betrayal, autonomy : within and beyond the Post-Cold War art museum -- Let's do it again, comrades, let's occupy the museum! -- Bare art, debt, oversupply, panic! (on contradictions of a twenty-first century art education) -- Introduction II : Naturalizing the revanchist city. Nature as icon of urban resistance on NYC's Lower East Side, 1979-1984 -- Mysteries of the creative class, or, I have seen the enemy and they is us -- Occupology, swarmology, whateverology : the city of disorder versus the people's archive -- Art after gentrification -- Introduction III : Critical praxis/partisan art. Counting on your collective silence : notes on activist art as collaborative practice -- Dark matter : activist art and the counter-public sphere -- On the maiden uprising and Imaginary Archive, Kiev -- Delirium and resistance after the social turn -- Postscript: December 2016.
Summary Capitalist crisis do not begin within art, but art reflects and even amplifies their effects. The dizzying prices achieved by artists who pander to the financial elites, the proliferation of museums that contribute to the global competition between cities to attract capital, and the strange relationship between art and the rampant gentrification that restructures the urban landscape: these are the obvious features of art's subservience to capitalism. There is a flipside, however, which shows art playing an increasingly important role in resistance to austerity and the prefiguration of a different world. Delirium and Resistance engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions and activist groups, while reflecting on the inequalities of neoliberal culture. It draws on over thirty years of critical debates and practices both in and beyond the art world to historicise and advocate for the art activist tradition that radically entangles the visual arts with political struggles.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781786800596 (PDF eBook)
1786800594 (PDF eBook)
9781786800602 (EPUB eBook)
1786800608 (EPUB eBook)
9780745336886 (hardback)
0745336884 (hardback)
9780745336848 (paperback)
0745336841 (paperback)
OCLC # 982493323
Additional Format Print version: Sholette, Gregory. Delirium and resistance. London : Pluto Press, 2017 9780745336848 (OCoLC)987004404


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