Anthropology beyond Capitalism

By (author) Massimiliano Mollona

ISBN13: 9781786996985

Imprint: Zed Books Ltd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format: Hardback

Published: 20/05/2021

Availability: POD

Art/Commons is the first book to theorise the commons from the perspectives of contemporary art history and anthropology, focusing on the ongoing tensions between art and capitalism. This study is grounded in an analysis of contemporary artistic and curatorial practices, which the author describes as practices of commoning, based on co-production, participation, mutualism and the valorization of reproductive labour. Mollona proposes a novel theoretical approach to current debates on the commons, and shows that art can provide both a language of anti-capitalist and post-colonial critique as well as a distinctive set of skills and practices of commoning.
Introduction Part I: Anthropology, Art and Political Economy 1. The Allure of Abstraction 2. Labour, Art and Slavery 3. Art and Commoning: A Short History Part II: Projects 4. Participatory Films 5. Curatorial Projects 6. Institute of Radical Imagination Conclusion
  • History of art / art & design styles
  • Theory of art
  • Social & political philosophy
  • Professional & Vocational
  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
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