The Internet Does Not Exist


The internet does not exist. Maybe it did exist only a short time ago, but now it only remains as a blur, a cloud, a friend, a deadline, a redirect,... continue reading

Jalal Toufic: Forthcoming


“Jalal Toufic is a thinker whose influence in the Beirut artistic community over the past two decades has been immense—notwithstanding that, as... continue reading

Martha Rosler: Culture Class


What makes a city successful today? Over the past few decades, artists—and more broadly, clusters of creative people—have become central to... continue reading

e-flux journal Special Edition


Hand stitched and bound by Rustem Gungor, a Turkish-Ukranian bookbinder who goes by Rustie, e-flux journal has a new format, dressed in goatskin... continue reading

Hito Steyerl: The Wretched of the Screen


In Hito Steyerl’s writing we begin to see how, even if the hopes and desires for coherent collective political projects have been displaced onto... continue reading

Moscow Symposium: Conceptualism Revisited

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Beyond the view that multiple, globally dispersed conceptual art practices provide a heterogeneity of cultural references, Andrei Monastyrski and... continue reading

Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art

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Let’s be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three... continue reading

Boris Groys: Going Public


If all things in the world can be considered as sources of aesthetic experience, then art no longer holds a privileged position. Rather, art comes... continue reading

What Is Contemporary Art?

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What is contemporary art? First, and most obviously: why is this question not asked? That is to say, why do we simply leave it to hover in the shadow... continue reading

e-flux journal reader 2009

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Since Conceptualism, the field of art has become increasingly accustomed to playing host to its own critique, and recent decades have seen... continue reading