Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given
In this unprecedented ‘fictive’ construction of the work of five imaginary artists from the 1980s, John Roberts produces an exhilarating theoretical encounter between futures past and futures present.
In this ambitious theoretical encounter with five imaginary artists from the 1980s, John Roberts produces a set of richly constructed artistic thought experiments. But in creating the work on the page these thought experiments are not thereby novelistic fictions. On the contrary, the fictiveness of each artist’s work and biography is formed from Roberts’s critical engagement with the historical and theoretical determinates of the work he has created - artwork and its theoretical engagement forming an interdependent whole.
A defence of Modernism against its defenders.
An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century.
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
The book traces the multiple meanings of art to their various sources, and equips the reader to choose between them.