Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution

Benjamin H. Bratton.

Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled... continue reading

Avant-Garde Museology

Arseny Zhilyaev.

Avant-Garde Museology is the first title in e-flux classics, a new book series focusing on an emerging historical canon specific to an era when the... continue reading

The Internet Does Not Exist

Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle.

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.

“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

Martha Rosler.

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

Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle.

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

Hito Steyerl.

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

Boris Groys, Anton Vidokle, Keti Chukhrov, Terry Smith, Sarah Wilson, Jörg Heiser, Claire Bishop, Ekaterina Degot.

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

Antke Engel, Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle, Hito Steyerl, Liam Gillick, Tom Holert, Irit Rogoff, Marion von Osten, Diedrich Diederichsen, Lars Bang Larsen, Keti Chukhrov, Franco Berardi Bifo, Precarious Workers Brigade.

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

Boris Groys.

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?

Boris Groys, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Zdenka Badovinac, Carol Yinghua Lu, Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle, Raqs Media Collective, Dieter Roelstraete, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hu Fang, Martha Rosler, Hal Foster, Jan Verwoert.

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

Boris Groys, Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle, Hito Steyerl, Liam Gillick, Monika Szewczyk, Luis Camnitzer, Raqs Media Collective, Sean Snyder, Tom Holert, Irit Rogoff, Dieter Roelstraete, Marion von Osten, Gean Moreno and Ernesto Oroza, Michael Baers.

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