Sun, 07 Oct 2018, 19:00
Bluestockings Bookshop, New York (USA), Bluestockings Bookshop, 172 Allen St., New York, NY 10002, USA
Launch event at Bluestockings, New York
Join us for a talk by Dr. Max Haiven (Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice) on his new book “Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization” at Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC.
IMAGE: Axel Stockburger “Quantitative Easing for the Street” (http://stockburger.at/qe/)
* A readable but rigorous examination of the strategies radical artists use to challenge financialization and capitalism
* Shares and analyzes the work of over 50 artists with dozens of full-colour illustrations
* One of the few books to systematically explore the connection between art and money from an explicitly critical standpoint
* Argues for the abolition of both art and money as we know them today
* Written for artists, activists, academics and wider audiences
— “Perhaps the most theoretically creative radical thinker of the moment”
David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5000 Years
— “Daring, brilliant, provocative. At last a radical critique of the crypto-approach and an abolitionist approach to the problem of money and art”
Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Philosopher, author of Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility
We imagine that art and money are old enemies, but this myth actually helps to reproduce a violent system of global capitalism and prevents us from imagining and building alternatives. By exploring the way over 50 radical contemporary artists engage with cash, debt and credit, Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization identifies and assesses a range of creative strategies for mocking, sabotaging, exiting, decrypting and hacking capitalism today. Written for artists, activists and scholars, this book makes an urgent call to unleash the power of the radical imagination by any media necessary.
Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest Ontario and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL). His previous books include Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons, The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.