FUTURE PUBLICS
(THE REST CAN AND SHOULD BE DONE BY THE PEOPLE)
A CRITICAL READER IN CONTEMPORARY ART


Edited by Maria Hlavajova,
Ranjit Hoskote
Published by Valiz
342 pages
12 x 16.5 cm
English
Softcover
ISBN 978-90-78088-94-3

Price: 118 lei


Contributors: Nancy Adajania, Ariella Azoulay, Amelia Barikin & Nikos Papastergiadis, Bassam El Baroni, Manuel Beltrán, David Graeber & Michelle Kuo, Tom Holert, Brian Holmes, Geert Lovink, Elzbieta Matynia & Joanna Warsza, Simon Sheikh, Jonas Staal, Stephen Wright

With contributions by artists, theorists, and activists such as David Graeber, Ariella Azoulay and Geert Lovink, Future Publics reflects on radically new publics that emerge from current experiences of social crisis and political uncertainty. Resisting formal definitions of citizenship, these provisional assemblies shape new solidarities that cut across conventional lines of class, region, ethnicity, and ideological affiliation. In the field of art, they demonstrate a renewed, insurgent, and self-critical capacity for engagement, rejecting the passive observation of the ‘viewer’, the commodifying gaze of the ‘consumer’, and the stylized participation of the ‘spectator’. Through their accounts, the contributors in this volume assemble a vocabulary relevant to these artistic practices and civic conclaves.

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