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Brian Holmes
New York: Autonomedia, 2008
Pages: 187
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Cover: soft
Binding: perfect bound
Process: digital
Color: color cover, b&w throughout
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: 9781570271755

Brian Holmes is one of the most important critical and theoretical voices active today. He consistently presents us with his highly creative, encyclopedic knowledge of art, global politics, technology, and activist resistance. His essays and books offer fresh thinking on extremely complicated processes, international monetary and social configurations, and the ways our world is changing in the face of neoliberal globalization. Holmes' texts are clear and easy to understand even when dealing with the most difficult of subject matters.

Autnomedia says of the book:

These insurgent essays develop and critique some of the cultural and artistic projects that first arose with the worlwide wave of protests, around the turn of the millennium, against what the global South has long called neoliberalism. Dissent and the refusal of a programmed existence return continually to the street, but they also unfold in the intimacy of the imagination. Complex discourses and elaborate fictions pass through images, works, ideas and wild scenarios that hover around the edges of reality; museums, cinemas, books and theatres are only temporary homes for such things, and authors only a convenience. Times leaches away the graffiti of revolt, and the cynicism of power lays a new coat of paint. Yet still the collective phantoms return. These essays engage with the politics of aesthetics and artistic practice. They include "Cartography of Excess," "Flexible Personality and Networked Resistance," "Psycho-geography and the Imperial Infrastructure," "The Revenge of the Concept," "Artistic Autonomy and Communicaton Society," "Reverse Imagineering," "Transparency and Exodus," "Three Proposals for a Real Democracy," and more, from an author who is becoming a vital contributor to contemporary cultural theory and global political struggles.
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