January 27, 2007 - Book Works - Make Everything New
January 27, 2007

Make Everything New

Make Everything New: A Project on Communism
Edited by Grant Watson, Gerrie van Noord and Gavin Everall

ISBN 10-digit: 1 870699 93 9
ISBN 13-digit: 978 1870699 93 8

Co-published by Book Works and Projects Arts Centre Dublin
http://www.bookworks.org.uk

Make Everything New A Project on Communism
Communism is routinely defined as defeated and its conquest the subject of regular celebration. Caught in the disappointment and negative connotations of the past, it has become all but unthinkable. Make Everything New seeks to rescue the idea of Communism from this trap. Collaborating with artists, writers and collectives, this project has commissioned and collected counter-narratives, abstract and unrealistic ideas, engaged political commentary and satirical work, that presents neither an historical or comprehensive overview nor a requiem for the past. It is a collection of partial and subjective accounts of various creative practices, an experimental platform for ideas and an attempt to see in what ways the communist imagination can be materialised as art.
Contributors include:
Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri of 16Beaver and Martha Rosler, Gopal Balakrishnan, Michael Blum, AA Bronson and Dont Rhine, Maria Eichhorn, Factotum, Aleksandra Mir and Jim Fitzpatrick, Dmitry Gutov , Sarah Pierce/The Metropolitan Complex, CK Rajan, Raqs Media Collective, Rob Stone, Alberto Toscano, Grant Watson, Klaus Weber, and Wu Ming.
Fabrications Make Everything New A Project on Communism is the first in a series of co-publishing partnerships entitled Fabrications. Future projects in this series include: Laboratory of Synthesis by Robert Garnett & Andrew Hunt, co-published with Kingston University, London; La soidisant utopie du Centre Beaubourg a project with Swiss artist Luca Frei, co-published with Casco Projects, Utrecht; In Place of Monuments, co-published with Situations, Bristol.
For further information contact gavin@bookworks.org.uk.
To order visit www.bookworks.org.uk

Book Works publications are distributed by Book Works (UK), RAM (USA) and Actar (Europe).

Book Works is supported by the Arts Council England. Fabrications is supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England. Project Arts Centre is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle EalaĆ­on and Dublin City Council.

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