The sensuous religion of the multitude: Art and abstraction in Negri

Toscano, Alberto. 2009. The sensuous religion of the multitude: Art and abstraction in Negri. Third Text, 23(4), pp. 369-382. ISSN 0952-8822 [Article]

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Discusses the writings of Antonio Negri regarding the 'tradition' or 'school of Italian autonomist or post-workerist Marxism, and focuses on 'Arte e Multitudo'. The author comments on Negri's involvement with art, describes the political context of his work, and discusses Negri's periodisation of the modern correlation of art/labour/politics. He explains the notion of singularity, considers the ethics dimension in Negri's work, and comments that he considers the dominant theme of 'Arte e Multitudo' to be the resurrection of an emancipatory politics in the midst of postmodern abstraction.

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politics and art ethics, post-modernism, 1977; art; abstraction; communism; imagination; labour; multitude; Negri; postmodern, Antonio

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16 Jul 2010 12:49

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07 Jul 2017 12:50

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