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Bojana Kunst: Artist At Work. The Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Artist At Work by Bojana Kunst turns the neoliberal perspective upside down and thus has a perfect timing, i.e. in the period of austerity measures. It draws its conclusions mainly from the argument that art no longer needs to re-affirm itself as a socially relevant and useful activity because this would lock it within immanent capitalist (and populist) production of value. Instead, art has to rediscover its material basis and 'occupy' exactly those abstractions which enable the preservation of the capitalist system and reproduction of capital. The book would like to remind art – which has constantly thermalized and practiced politics during the last decades – that it has forgotten its power to connect the abilities of the abstract (thinking) with the actual abstractions (value, capital, productivity, money, commodity, time, etc.)

Book series TRANSformacije, book no. 34
Issued by: Maska Ljubljana
Price: 19 €

Slovene edition.
Events
— 24-05-2013 : Bojana Kunst: Artist At Work. The Proximity of Art and Capitalism
Museum of Contemporary Art, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana
Maska


— 10-11-2013 : Bojana Kunst: Artist At Work. The Proximity of Art and Capitalism - Book presentation
Zagrebačko kazalište mladih, Teslina 7, Zagreb (Croatia
Subversive Art & Theory