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Delirium and resistance: activist art and the crisis of capitalism

By: Sholette, Gregory.
Contributor(s): Charnley, Kim [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Pluto Press 2017Description: xix, 290 p.ISBN: 9780745336848.Subject(s): Modern art | Art - Finance | Art - Political aspects | Art and society | Liberal democracy - CultureDDC classification: 700.411 Summary: In the aftermath of the 2016 US elections, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though capitalist crisis does not begin within art, art can reflect and amplify its effects, to positive and negative ends. In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society. Sholette lays out clear examples of art's deep involvement in capitalism: the dizzying prices achieved by artists who pander to the financial elite, the proliferation of museums that contribute to global competition between cities in order to attract capital, and the strange relationship between art and rampant gentrification that restructures the urban landscape. With a preface by noted author Lucy R. Lippard and an introduction by theorist Kim Charnley, Delirium and Resistance draws on over thirty years of critical debates and practices both in and beyond the art world to historicize and advocate for the art activist tradition that radically - and, at times, deliriously - entangles the visual arts with political struggles. https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745336848/delirium-and-resistance/
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Acknowledgements
Lucy R. Lippard Preface: Is Another Artworld Possible?
Kim Charnley: Art On The Brink: “Bare Art” And The Crisis Of Liberal Democracy
Part I: Artworld
Introduction I: Welcome to Our Art World
1. Fidelity, Autonomy, Betrayal: Within and Beyond the Post Cold- War Art Museum
2. Let’s do it again comrades, let’s occupy the museum!
3. Bare Art, Debt, Oversupply, Panic!: (On the contradictions of a 21st Century Art Education)
Part II: Cities Without Souls
4. Introduction II: Naturalizing the Revanchist City
5. Nature as an icon of urban resistance on NYC's Lower East Side 1979–1984
6. Mysteries of the Creative Class or I have Seen the Enemy and They is Us
7. Occupology, Swarmology, Whateverology: the city of disorder versus the people’s archive
8. Art After Gentrification
Part III: Resistance
9. Introduction III: Critical Praxis/Partisan Art
10. Counting On Your Collective Silence: Notes on Activist Art as Collaborative Practice
11. Dark matter: Activist art and the counter-public sphere
12. On Maidan Uprising and Imaginary Archive, Kyiv
13. Delirium and Resistance after the Social Turn
Notes
Bibliography
Index

In the aftermath of the 2016 US elections, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though capitalist crisis does not begin within art, art can reflect and amplify its effects, to positive and negative ends.

In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society. Sholette lays out clear examples of art's deep involvement in capitalism: the dizzying prices achieved by artists who pander to the financial elite, the proliferation of museums that contribute to global competition between cities in order to attract capital, and the strange relationship between art and rampant gentrification that restructures the urban landscape.

With a preface by noted author Lucy R. Lippard and an introduction by theorist Kim Charnley, Delirium and Resistance draws on over thirty years of critical debates and practices both in and beyond the art world to historicize and advocate for the art activist tradition that radically - and, at times, deliriously - entangles the visual arts with political struggles.

https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745336848/delirium-and-resistance/

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