Laura Preston & Tanja Widmann (eds) // Postapocalyptic Self-Reflection


For about thirty years, the word “crisis” in (leftist) critique has been in the air and has led some to postulate the end of critical practice in art and theory altogether. This diagnosis is not only hinged on the workings of globalized capitalism and neoliberal economics that seem to absorb criticism toward their own ends, but the rigorous self-criticism of critique itself has also contributed to its apparent demise by identifying its weak spots: for example, a claim to authority and truth that is blind to criticism’s own foundations, its own structural involvement. We do not partake in the now customary proclamation of an age beyond critique, but still, we must ask, how do we deal with this stalemate and rethink the given models of critique?
Published after the occasion of the workshop “Postapokalyptische Selbstreflexion/Postapocalyptic Self-Reflection,” May 20–21, 2016, University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Department of Art History, University of Vienna

Contributors: Kerstin Stakemeier, Stephan Dillemuth, Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho, Georgie Nettell, Mark von Schlegell, Tonio Kröner, Jenny Nachtigall
Publisher: Westphalie
208 pages
21cm × 27cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783903216020
19,80 €
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