A joy forever is a promise of a common happiness, provided also in the sphere of economy by widely applied creativity. Is it then a tool for the emancipation of humanity, an instrument of control or a space for investment and speculation?
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This publication presents critical perspectives on ideology which recognize the creative sectors of production as central sections of economy and the creative class as a driving social force. The book covers more than the issues of a narrowly understood art world, despite the fact that it pays a lot of attention to them. Here art is conceived as a social lab, where the innovatory ways of organization of labor and its modes of appropriation are tested, as well as different types of production, speculation, generation and accumulation of value.
This volume includes contributions by renowned thinkers, such as Luc Boltanski, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Matteo Pasquinelli, John Roberts and artists like Martha Rosler, Patricia Reed and many others. It does not stop off on critical diagnosis but it goes further with a presentation of potential alternatives for the current status quo.
The book follows-up to the international conference conference Labour of the Multitudes? Political Economy of Social Creativity, which took place in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2011. Our dominant aim is to introduce in the discussion about the future of culture arguments which refuse the thoughtless acceptance of a limited vision of social creativity.
The book is available in Polish version only. English edition - comming soon!
authors: Luc Boltanski, Alexander Neumann, John Roberts, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Dušan Grlja, Massimiliano Tomba, Matteo Pasquinelli, Bojana Romic, Yiannis Mylonas, Joanna Bednarek, Ewa Majewska, Anna Zawadzka, Isabelle Bruno, Patricia Reed, Diedrich Diederichsen, Neil Cummings, Marina Vishmidt, Isabelle Graw, Hans Abbing, The Freee Art Collective, Vlad Morariu, Stevphen Shukaitis, Martha Rosler, Gigi Roggero, Patricia Reed
editorial committee: Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant, Jan Sowa (editor in chief), Krystian Szadkowski, Kuba Szreder
review: dr hab. Piotr Żuk
translators: Paweł Michał Bartolik, Joanna Bednarek, Iwona Bojadżijewa, Piotr Juskowiak, Mateusz Karolak, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Paulina Sieniuć, Wiktor Marzec, Mikołaj Ratajczak, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski, Maciej Szlinder, Anna Wojczyńska
selection of the illustrations: Martha Rosler, ilustrations from public domain and archive of the artist
editing: Aniela Pilarska
proofreading: Paulina Sieniuć
designing: Grzegorz Laszuk, Anna Hegman (Książki i Strony)
publisher: Bęc Zmiana Foundation / www.funbec.eu
price: 40 pln