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Much published history around activist art falls into two camps: This is where the book became more useful for me, not as analysis of the artistic sector but in its exploration of the politics and practices of gergory labour in cultural work.
In other words, this book is about radical art now; not recuperated art, and it is about strains of art practice which shplette elsewise go unnoticed, particularly in the broad, totality of culture on which he writes. With anonymity comes distance, safety, invisibility and control and, thereby, the increase of power. The Missing Mass 1.
Charlie rated it really liked it Sep 12, An Accidental Remainder Introduction: Lily Alan rated it really liked it Aug 17, The human race is witnessing a turning point, a splintering if you will, of its own moral and spiritual evolution. The issues he explores are essential sgolette better understandings of changing character of labour in the contemporary neo-liberal world and its pervasive enterprise culture; all the more so as immaterial labour grows in profile and become increasingly important policy makers at local, regional, national and supra-national levels.
Bill Gusky rated it really liked it Apr 19, Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era. Ryder rated it really liked it Jun 03, Emilie Sciarli rated it really liked it Jul 13, He is the author of Art and Revolution. This has not been stated so well by any other writer.
It is the dawn of the dead. Preview — Dark Matter by Gregory Sholette. Sholette has invented a useful term that might well be taken up, and gives us a sporadic view of resistance through political art, but his style of authorship in Dark Matter is too conventional.
In short, there is an awful lot in this rich engaging mather that deserves a wide academic and critical readership. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy gregofy the art world.
A global study of dark matter would take the kind of team effort and resources that go into compiling a major dictionary or encyclopaedia. Aug 31, Criticalfreeschool rated it liked it Shelves: Rockefeller; 3rd Artists Meeting for Cultural change, Trivia About Dark Matter: To ask other readers questions about Dark Matterplease sign up.
Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture by Gregory Sholette
The police are there to protect the wealthy and not to protect basic human rights. And the American people are getting fed up with a tipped scale that is constantly in favor of the ones with their finger immorally balancing the odds against the actual majority, the low culture represented in dark matter. Andrew rated it really liked it Nov 01, Todd rated it really liked it Aug 24, Sholette makes the sophisticated argument that precarity, aholette not desired, is its own best motivator.
Amy Tobin rated it really liked it Nov 06, And much of this can be seen through art and the treatment of both amateurs and professionals. Elizabeth Fetterolf rated it really liked it Dec 09, The Grin of the Archive 3.
Art is wholette business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. In this excellent book Greg Sholette develops that analysis further by demanding that we look at immaterial labour in more sophisticated ways. His objective there was to locate the mass, strategically and politically, and to name its purpose in the capitalist and artistic imaginary.