Helen Hughes

  • Tom Nicholson

    Tom Nicholson

    Lines towards Another

    Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes

    Lines towards Another is the first anthology on the work of Australian contemporary artist Tom Nicholson. Spanning drawing, sculpture, public actions, sound, installation, video, and performance, Nicholson's work since the 1990s has engaged with critical questions around history, politics, narrative, and representation. Informed by the colonial history of Australia, and motivated by the work of Aboriginal Australian activists, his practice at its most fundamental level examines the role of images and monuments as both catalysts and potential barriers for the creation of histories, reimagining their forms through modes of commemoration. Presenting new research on the artist and providing an unprecedented overview of two decades of work, the book features eleven essays and two interviews, alongside richly illustrated project pages and texts by the artist.

    Copublished with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

    Contributors Amelia Barikin, Tony Birch, Bridget Crone, Jacqueline Doughty, Anthony Gardner, Anneke Jaspers, Ryan Johnston, Helen Hughes, Raafat Ishak, John Mateer, Shelley McSpedden, Mihnea Mircan, Grace Samboh, Ann Stephen

    • Hardcover $44.00

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  • History and Obstinacy

    History and Obstinacy

    Alexander Kluge, Oskar Negt, and Devin Fore

    An epochal archaeology of the labor power that has been cultivated in the human body over the last two thousand years.

    If Marx's opus Capital provided the foundational account of the forces of production in all of their objective, machine formats, what happens when the concepts of political economy are applied not to dead labor, but to its living counterpart, the human subject? The result is Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt's History and Obstinacy, a groundbreaking archaeology of the labor power that has been cultivated in the human body over the last two thousand years. Supplementing classical political economy with the insights of fields ranging from psychoanalysis and phenomenology to evolutionary anthropology and systems theory, History and Obstinacy reaches down into the deepest strata of unconscious thought, genetic memory, and cellular life to examine the complex ecology of expropriation and resistance.

    First published in German 1981, and never before translated into English, this epochal collaboration between Kluge and Negt has now been edited, expanded, and updated by the authors in response to global developments of the last decade to create an entirely new analysis of “the capitalism within us.”

    • Hardcover $39.95 £30.00