Critical Strategies in Art and Media: book launch


Thursday, April 15, 2010

The publication resulting from the forum Critical Strategies in Art and Media I participated in at the Austrian Cultural Forum in September 2009 will launch this week! Come along! The book, published by Autonomedia, will be on sale at the event.

6:30pm - 8:15pm

Wollman Hall, New School University

65 West 11th St, 5th fl

"For centuries, art has been put on pedestals and in pillories, literally and figuratively, over its supposed capacity to carry a critical, political charge. Yet the trends of the last few decades - the birth pangs of hypercapital and environmental catastrophe - have hardly brought about any form of art potent enough to meet challenges on that scale. In September 2009, the World-Information Institute convened a group of digital theorists and practitioners to debate whether art has a future beyond a "creative industry" bent on decorating disaster - or, if not, what new kinds of approaches might be called for. This book distills that debate. Contributions by: Konrad Becker (World-Information Institute), Ted Byfield (Nettime), Amanda McDonald Crowley (Eyebeam) Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble), Jim Fleming (Autonomedia), Claire Pentecost (Continental Drift), Peter Lamborn Wilson (Temporary Autonomous Zone). Interventions by Bifo, Marco Deseriis, Rene Gabri, Brian Holmes, McKenzie Wark, and Felix Stalder.

The launch will include brief remarks by Marco Deseriis (NYU), Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble), Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), Ken Wark (NSU), Trebor Scholz (NSU), Beka Economopoulos (Not an Alternative), and Gabriella Coleman (NYU Steinhardt).

People: Ted Byfield, Steve Kurtz, Rene Gabri, Peter Lamborn Wilson, McKenzie Wark, Marco Deseriis, Konrad Becker, Jim Fleming, Gabriella Coleman, Felix Stalder, Claire Pentecost, Brian Holmes, Bifo, Beka Economopoulos, Amanda McDonald Crowley
Research: Open Culture