Value-Form and Avant-Garde

The argument of this essay is that the best way to theorise modernist art, now, is to consider its relation to the value-form, or, more specifically, to the temporal structure of that form’s anticipated overcoming in different phases of the development of the class relation under capitalism. What follows are notes towards a more thorough treatment of the problem.

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The Technical Composition of Conceptualism

We begin at the end, with the final sentence of Christian Bök’s ‘The Piecemeal Bard Is Deconstructed: Notes Toward a Potential Robopoetics’: a fascinating series of pensées regarding the writing machine RACTER, ‘an automated algorithm, whose output confounds the metaphysics of authorship, refuting the privileged uniqueness of poetic genius.

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ECF Princess Margriet Award ceremony in Brussels on 18 March

On 18 March 2014, cultural activist Teodor Celakoski from Zagreb and Teatro Valle Occupato, a large group of cultural workers and citizens who revitalised an ancient theatre in Rome as a space of commons, will be presented with the sixth ECF Princess Margriet Award.

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