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Exit Strategies: Challenging Productivism in Contemporary Capitalism and Art

TitleExit Strategies: Challenging Productivism in Contemporary Capitalism and Art
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsWright S
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* Ariadne's thread * artworld * coefficient of art * conceptual migration * exit strategies * exodus * globalisation * open labyrinth * productivism, André Gorz, Dedalus, Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul Biennials, Lee Weng Choy, Marcel Duchamp, Marx, Peter Schjeldahl, Thomas Berghuis, Vasif Kortun

When you hear “exit strategies” what do you think of first? Iraq and environs? The neo-liberal mindset, its wanton growth-cures-all productivism? Or maybe, depending on the extent of your Napoleon complex, exodus from the intellectual bankruptcy of the mainstream artworld? This project seeks to imagine gangplanks out of contemporary warfare, capitalism, and art, not necessarily in that order.