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

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

Let’s be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three professions that are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. When the flexibility, certainty, and freedom promised by being part of a critical outside are revealed as extensions of recent advances in economic exploitation, does the field of art become the uncritical, complicit inside of something far more interesting?

Edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle

 

Contents

Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood, Introduction

Diedrich Diederichsen, People of Intensity, People of Power: The Nietzsche Economy

Hito Steyerl, Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy

Marion von Osten, Irene ist Viele! Or What We Call “Productive” Forces

Liam Gillick, The Good of Work

Lars Bang Larsen, Zombies of Immaterial Labor: The Modern Monster and the Death of Death

Keti Chukhrov, Towards the Space of the General: On Labor Beyond Materiality and Immateriality

Tom Holert, Hidden Labor and the Delight of Otherness: Design and Post-Capitalist Politics

Franco Berardi Bifo, Cognitarian Subjectivation

Antke Engel, Desire for/within Economic Transformation

Precarious Workers Brigade, Fragments Toward an Understanding of a Week that Changed Everything…

Irit Rogoff, FREE

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“ARE YOU WORKING TOO MUCH?”, KALEIDOSCOPE
by Eva Kenny

E-flux’s new book, Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art, is a collection of texts from their online and print journal that have, over the past year, dealt with the subject of art as work and art-related workers in the post-Fordist economy. Post-Fordism is a term that refers to the conditions of contemporary work as... Read more.

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