After the Great Refusal offers a Western Marxist reading of contemporary art focusing on the continued presence (or absence) of the avant-garde’s transgressive impulse.
Taking art’s ability to contribute to a potential radical social transformation as its point of departure, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen' analyses the relationship between the current neoliberal hegemony and contemporary art, including relational aesthetics and interventionist art, new institutionalism and post-modern architecture.
'...a trenchant critique of neoliberal domination of contemporary art.'
Gene Ray, author of Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory
A defence of Modernism against its defenders.
An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century.
How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.
Examining the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addressing them from the perspective of performance.
A scintillating critical survey of the "cold worlds" of Romantic poetry, black metal, teenage angst and terrorism.
This book proposes a theory of architectural failure; a radical way to approach memory and history in the city.
Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when we do.
Marc James Léger
Brave New Avant Garde provides an unexpected exploration of critical strategies for anticapitalist cultural theory and practice.
Can games be art or is all art a kind of game? A philosophical investigation of play and imaginary things.
There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything