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Contributor Archive: Mike Watson

Whose future?

All the World’s Futures, the 56th Biennale di Venezia
by / RP 193 (Sept/Oct 2015) / News

This year’s Venice Biennale, which opened to the public on 9 May, had been widely anticipated since its curator, Okwui Enwezor, announced his intention to turn the event into a forum for the study and reconsideration of the three volumes of Marx’s Capital. Such an undertaking promised to highlight the inherent contradictions of the biennial …


Cultural Commons

The occupation of Teatro Valle
by / RP 188 (Nov/Dec 2014) / News

The impact of the economic crisis on the cultural scene in Italy has laid bare the complex question of arts funding, as insufficient public and private models meet – and at points clash with – a third alternative for cultural management: the ‘commons’ or bene comune (‘common good’).

The institutional inspiration for this last option …


168 Reviews

Books Reviewed:
Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics I
Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory
Peter Fenves, The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time
Andrea Cavalletti, Classe
Gail Day, Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory
David Toop, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener
Andrew Finlay, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace
Manuel De Landa, Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason
Bill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems (1966–1980)
by , , , , , , , and / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Reviews