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Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Two Models of Inescapable Shock

Thursday 7 July 6-8pm

 

Marina Vishmidt and Anne Boyer in conversation
 

A Mute launch for:

 

Marina Vishmidt & Kerstin Stakemeier, Reproducing Autonomy, 2016

 

Anne Boyer, Garments Against Women, 2016
 

 

Richard Hoggart Building

Room 137a (main building)

Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6NW

 

About the books

MEMES WITH FORCE – LESSONS FROM THE YELLOW VESTS

People have theorised recent social movements as memes before. However, they tend to make the phrase eclipse the content, placing the (representational) meme over the (real) movement. In the following article, Paul Torino & Adrian Wohlleben, two American participants in the Gilets jaunes struggle in France, discern an inverse logic in play. This is not so much a movement that uses memes to make symbolic demands as a form of movement as meme.

 

 

 

 

 

The Affair of the Burning Police Car

Towards an Apotropaic Avant-Garde

This review of T.J. Clark’s 2013 book Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica first appeared on the website The Claudius App in 2014. It is republished here on the occasion of Clark’s newest volume, Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come (Thames & Hudson, 2018). In this long review-article, Daniel Spaulding describes the trajectory of Clark’s overall project, and suggests ways to divert the author’s melancholic view of modernity to radical ends.

 

This article is republished on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 12 November 2018 - 31 March, 2019. It was first published in 2012, on Art&Education.com, as a finalist in the Art and Deregulation context

 

Extracts From The Counsel of Spent

Drawing upon the divagating adventures of the fondly missed Inventory journal (1995-2005), Inventory have authored a new book in a series commissioned by Nina Power for Book Works. We have taken the opportunity to preview this cavalier text that traverses the cosmological scale and the anxieties of everyday survival under latest capitalism.

Further Thoughts on the Athens Biennale

https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/post/178020810821/further-thoughts-on-the-athens-biennale

The Fash and the Spurious: Rightward Drift

The V&A’s butchered chunk of Robin Hood Gardens is a vile and arrogant monument to the social cleansing of London. Architecture, or a reified slice of it, is preserved and celebrated for aesthetic contemplation at the very same moment that it is destroyed as people’s homes. It’s an obscene spectacle, where working class housing is usurped for middle class pleasure, social vandalism whitewashed by the circuits of cultural heritage.

Revolutionary Leaflets and Comrade Things

In his recent Anti-Book, Nicholas Thoburn finds the communist escape hatch leading out of the fortified gulag of commodity-book production. Review by Anthony Iles

 

Revolutionary leaflets and kindred things: they look as though they have been overtaken by catastrophes, even when they are no older than 1918. Looking at them, one can see that what they wanted did not come to pass. Hence their beauty.

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