Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen
Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen is an art historian and cultural critic. He is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, and is co-editor of the journals K&K and Mr Antipyrine.

Mikkel has published a number of books in Danish Den sidste avantgarde (The Last Avant-Garde, 2004), I sammenbruddets tjeneste (In the Service of the Break-Down, 2008), Avantgardens selvmord (The Suicide of the Avant-Garde, 2009), En anden verden (Another World, 2011), and Samtidskunstens metamorfose (The Metamorphosis of Contemporary Art, 2016), and two books in English: Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level: J.V. Martin and the Situationist International (Sternberg Press, 2014) and Crisis to Insurrection (Minor Compositions, 2015).

He has published articles about anti-capitalist activism, the revolutionary tradition, and the Situationist International, in journals such as e-flux journal, Multitudes, Rethinking Marxism, Texte zur Kunst, and Third Text. He has co-edited Totalitarian Art and Modernity (Aarhus University Press, 2010, co-edited with Jacob Wamberg), Expect Everything Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere (Autonomedia, 2011, co-edited with Jakob Jakobsen), and Cosmonauts of the Future: Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere (Autonomedia, 2015, co-edited with Jakob Jakobsen).

Other recent activities include the exhibition “This World We Must Leave” (made in collaboration with Jakob Jakobsen) at Kunsthall Oslo, Dec. 2016-Jan-2017).


Books by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

After the Great Refusal

Essays on Contemporary Art, Its Contradictions and Difficulties

Sep 2018

A Western Marxist, Avant-garde reading of contemporary art.

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