|Pierre Bal-Blanc (Ed.)Project Phalanstère at CAC Brétigny, or “Of museum orgy or mixed omnigamy in composite and harmonic order”
Organized by curator Pierre Bal-Blanc, the experimental architectural program “Project Phalanstère” consisted of a series of site-specific artworks in the Parisian suburbs. From 2003 to 2014, these projects developed a creative space extended in time: in contrast with the duration of the work schedule, in which one task follows another, the simultaneity of life’s forces asserted its rhythm. This book extends the recollection and mental reconstruction of the artworks and reconstitutes the project's political aims.
|Ingo Niermann, Joshua Simon (Eds.)Solution 275–294
Communists Anonymous understands the historical incarnations of communism as substantially incomplete in thought and practice, and places communism where it originated—in the realm of fiction. Only as fiction can communism manifest itself again beyond doubt.
Armen Avanessian chronicles his stay in Miami as an experiment in writing about our times of individual optimization and digitization. An inventory of the self in the second person—and a philosopher’s reflections in the infinity pool of the art world—this book reckons with a new time complex as well as the aesthetics and infrastructures of the contemporary. Can we, it asks, advance from conditions of financial feudalism and climate change to a progressive poetics of the digital?
|Dr. Daniel S. Berger, John Neff (Eds.)Militant Eroticism
The ART+Positive Archives
This book is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Staging self-initiated actions, and also participating in larger demonstrations organized by ACT UP, Art+Positive practiced an improvisational approach to activism at the intersection of the AIDS crisis and the culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s.