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Joy Forever: Political Economy of Social Creativity

“Joy Forever” refers to the false promise of a common happiness, constantly played out by the proponents of the creative class and creative economy – the very promise that since Romanticism has been ascribed to art itself, a vow which remains unfulfilled. The aim of F/SUW [1]‘s publication is to scrutinize the false promises of distributed creativity as an ideology of cognitive capitalism. The authors devote themselves to critical examination of the structural links between art, creativity, labour and the creation of value under contemporary relations of production. Some of them do not stop at a critical diagnosis but go further, reflecting upon potential alternatives to the status quo.

The book covers more than the issues of a narrowly understood art world, despite the fact that it pays a lot of attention to them. Art is conceived here as a social lab, where innovative ways of organizing of labour, socializing both for labour and through labour, as well as different types of production, speculation, generation and accumulation and appropriation of value are experimented with and tested.

Autor_innen: Hans Abbing, Joanna Bednarek, Luc Boltanski [2], Isabelle Bruno, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen [3], Freee Art Collective, Isabelle Graw [4], Alex Neumann, Precarious Workers Brigade, John Roberts, Gigi Roggero, Martha Rosler, Stevphen Shukaitis [5], Massimiliano Tomba, Marina Vishmidt.

PDF Version hier als PDF [6].

Herausgeber_innen: Free/Slow University of Warsaw [1], MayFly Books [7]  and Bęc Zmiana Foundation [8]. Die Druckversion ist u.a. über MayFly Books erhältlich.

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#1 Kommentar von luxemburg_mag am Februar 26, 2015 @ 7:42 am

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#2 Kommentar von J__Ludwig am Februar 26, 2015 @ 7:58 am

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#3 Kommentar von DDiederichsen am Februar 27, 2015 @ 10:46 am

„What kind of Petrified Human Lifetime are You Buying when You are Buying Art – And How Do You Want to Reliquify It?“
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#4 Kommentar von PParzival am März 1, 2015 @ 12:48 pm

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