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Brief and Wholly Concrete Moments

By Daniel Neofetou 28 October 2015

In his review of Renew Marxist Art History, Daniel Neofetou examines the anthology's attempts to liberate art writing from its current quiet...

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INSIDE OUT

By Daniel Spaulding 20 October 2015

Marx famously described capitalism as mad and inverted. Daniel Spaulding re-examines speculative realism through an Adornian prism to disclose a thoug...

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Nervous Costume

By Madame Tlank 7 October 2015

Madame Tlank digresses from and back to Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women, which is many things. A memoir written by someone without a history. A ...

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The Anthropocene in 90 Minutes

By Maria Chehonadskih 23 September 2015

In Molecular Red Mackenzie Wark collides Platonov and Bogdanov, to produce anthropocene levels of low-theory. But are these very distinctive sovi...

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Athens and the Bankers

By Richard B 12 August 2015

The Greek crisis is often diminished to a simple story of Debt versus the People. Richard B moves between the symptomatic details of everyday life in ...

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Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

By Hannah Proctor 31 July 2015

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn b...

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Building Downwards

By Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart 23 July 2015

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an econom...

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Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

By Andrew Osborne 27 October 2017

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate aust...

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FIRE IN A BUBBLE

By Danny Hayward 15 September 2017

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's ...

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