After the Canon? An Interview with Hal Foster

Casting off from his recent book Bad News Days, art critic and October magazine co-editor Hal Foster talks to John Douglas Millar about what became of art’s critical turn, the conversion of art and its world into culture industry and, despite it all, the continuing importance of the aesthetic


Art’s Economic Exceptionalism

Whilst left critiques habitually relate art to capitalist commodification, few do this on strictly economic grounds, let alone cogently. Josefine Wikström argues that finally we do have a book that fulfills exactly this task


Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy

In his assessment of the latest film in Melanie Gilligan’s trilogy on crisis, capital and community Jasper Bernes emphasises the necessity and difficulty of distinguishing between the community of capital – its expansive entrainment of the senses – and the unrealised project of a resistant human community


In and Out of Art and Work: On the W.A.G.E. Certificate

In 2014 W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) launched a campaign of certification which ‘publicly recognizes non-profit arts organizations [...] paying artist fees that meet a minimum payment standard’. Josefine Wikström assesses the campaign’s aims within art’s complex relation to the capitalist division of labour


You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

Edited by Mira Mattar

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A dispatch from Berlin on post-internet art by Jacob Bard-Rosenberg reposted from: http://prolapsarian.tumblr.com/post/105025464662/all-the-worlds-a-platform-dispatches-from-berlin


Forensis Is Forensics Where There Is No Law

During Forensis, an exhibition and conference at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin this Spring, researcher-curators Eyal Weizman and Anselm Franke talked to Gal Kirn and Niloufar Tajeri about the relationship of forensics to emancipatory politics and the aesthetic implications of ‘forensic realism’


Doing More with Less

Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory’s first exhibition in a new building, New Habits, raises crucial questions for Geoffrey Wildanger: what has to happen when one has to do more with less? What, or where, are the 'commons' in austerity Europe?



Limehouse Town Hall


20th June


Seymour Wright + TBC
Ute Kangiesser - Solo Cello
Design A Wave 
Anthony Iles + Marina Vishmidt (DJ)
Mike Levitt + James Janco (Limazulu) (DJ)


Pedunculated Fandango

Acknowledging the trends of a new cultural-topological turn Jonathan Kemp reads Sha Xin Wei’s recent book on poiesis, enchantment and topology, inside out


I teach you the friend and his overflowing heart. But you must understand how to be a sponge if you want to be loved by overflowing hearts

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