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Reproducing Autonomy: Work, Money, Crisis and Contemporary Art

Vishmidt, Marina and Stakemeier, Kerstin. 2016. Reproducing Autonomy: Work, Money, Crisis and Contemporary Art. London: Mute Publishing. ISBN 1906496625 9781906496623 [Book]

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Progress in autonomy cannot be – nor historically has it ever been – measured in quantitative units. Rather, the need for autonomy is repositioned in relation to society’s political, economic, and cultural developments on an ongoing basis. What do we mean when we speak of ‘autonomy’ and ‘reproduction’ in the field of contemporary art? What kind of objects do these terms encompass, what are their histories, and what internal logical relations can we identify between these concepts? How do they operate in a philosophical discourse about art and in political theory and practice?

In this book, Marina Vishmidt and Kerstin Stakemeier analyse ‘autonomy’ and then ‘reproduction’, in the understanding that this method of categorical isolation must be overcome if we are to reach towards the relationship of the two terms. These three essays establish a new framework to locate notions of artistic autonomy and autonomies of art. The texts not only offer an entrance into thinking about the role that autonomy has occupied in modern European intellectual history; they also put forward an original thesis.

Item Type: Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art
Centre for Cultural Studies
Media and Communications > Centre for Feminist Research
Politics > Political Economy Research Centre
Visual Cultures
English and Comparative Literature > Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought

Date:

17 April 2016

Item ID:

19427

Date Deposited:

13 Jan 2017 12:33

Last Modified:

19 Jun 2017 11:45

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19427
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