The Fevered Specters of Art

The Fevered Specters of Art

Die fiebrigen Gespenster der Kunst

Edited by Nataša Ilić

Examining the theories and practices of radical leftist politics of the 1960s and 1970s and the relationship between politics and aesthetics.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

Paperback $24.00 T

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

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Summary

Examining the theories and practices of radical leftist politics of the 1960s and 1970s and the relationship between politics and aesthetics.

This is the final chapter of a long-term project curated by Edit Molnár, Lívia Páldi, and Marcel Schwierin that started with a group exhibition at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, in 2016. The show looked back on the epoch of Cold War radicalism and anticolonial revolution—an era characterized by a proliferation of ideas about how radical social change could permeate the globe.

The book, like the exhibition itself, presents a variety of approaches that, through specific events and historical contexts, survey the theories and practices of radical leftist politics of the 1960s and 1970s and the relationship between politics and aesthetics. It also investigates the ways in which artists rethink the possibilities of new political subjects and how complex sociohistorical connections can be questioned and revisited in the realm of art.

Contributors

Stefanie Baumann, Felix Gmelin, Ho Tzu Nyen, Rajkamal Kahlon, Sarinah Masukor, Kirill Medvedev, Edit Molnár, Lívia Páldi, Rachel O'Reilly, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Marcel Schwierin, Catarina Simão, Suzanne Treister, Jan Verwoert

Paperback

$24.00 T ISBN: 9783956793707 240 pp. | 6.25 in x 8.75 in 32 color illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Nataša Ilić

Nataša Ilić is a freelance curator and a member of the curators collective What, How & for Whom / WHW, a non profit organization for visual culture, formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb and Berlin.