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NEOMATERIALISM: JOSHUA SIMON. Ed. by Anna Altman. Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 196 pp. with 14 ills. 20 x 12 cm. ISBN 9783943365085 In English.
Publisher's description: In this absorbing theoretical manifesto, Israeli curator Joshua Simon argues that we have moved into an economy of neomaterialism. Despite the rhetoric of dematerialization in art practices since the 1960s, the embodiment of materiality has actually just shifted: the focus of labor has moved from production to consumption, the commodity has become the historical subject and symbols now behave like materials. Here, Simon advocates for the unreadymade, sentimental value and the promise of the individual as a means for a vocabulary in this new economy of meaning. Reflecting on general intellect as labor and the subjugation of an overqualified generation to the neo-feudal order of debt finance, Neomaterialism merges traditions of epic communism with the communism that is already here.
Artist(s):Simon, Joshua
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 156870
Paperbound $23.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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