Recent Books

  • The Soul at Work

    Price: $14.95

    The Soul at Work
    From Alienation to Autonomy
    Franco Berardi

    Translated by Francesca Cadel and Mecchia Giuseppina
    Preface by Jason E. Smith

    We can reach every point in the world but, more importantly, we can be reached from any point in the world. Privacy and its possibilities are abolished. Attention is under siege everywhere. Not silence but uninterrupted noise, not the red desert, but a cognitive space overcharged with nervous incentives to act: this is the alienation of our times….
    —from The Soul at Work

    Capital has managed to overcome the dualism of body and soul by establishing a workforce in which everything we mean by the Soul—language, creativity, affects—is mobilized for its own benefit. Industrial production put to work bodies, muscles, and arms. Now, in the sphere of digital technology and cyberculture, exploitation involves the mind, language, and emotions in order to generate value—while our bodies disappear in front of our computer screens....

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  • Art and Contemporary Critical Practice

    Price: $15.00

    Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique
    Gerald Raunig and Gene Ray (eds)

    ‘Institutional critique’ is best known through the critical practice that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists who presented radical challenges to the museum and gallery system. Since then it has been pushed in new directions by new generations of artists registering and responding to the global transformations of contemporary life. The essays collected in this volume explore this legacy and develop the models of institutional critique in ways that go well beyond the field of art. Interrogating the shifting relations between ‘institutions’ and ‘critique’, the contributors to this volume analyze the past and present of institutional critique and propose lines of future development. Engaging with the work of philosophers and political theorists such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno and others, these essays reflect on the mutual enrichments between critical art practices and social movements and elaborate the conditions for politicized critical practice in the twenty-first century....

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  • Communicating Vessels #19

    Price: $3.00

    Communicating Vessels #19
    In This Issue:
    My Visit to the Portland Art Museum’s Rembrandt Exhibit
    A Critical Look at the Left and Islamic Fundamentalism
    Recommended Reading
    New York eriksonized
    My Experience as a Potential Juror
    Reflections on Literaurte as a Minor Art
    Muddle with the Catheter
    In Praise of Amateur Shakespeare

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  • Communicating Vessels #20

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    Communicating Vessels, #20

    In This Issue:
    Forty Years Since 1968
    Letters Column
    Recommended Reading
    The State of the Book and Bookselling
    Maxwell Street in the Sixties, Maxweell Street Forever!
    Food As Utopia
    An Alchemical Dream
    How This Was Produced
    Mary Low:The Dream and Memory

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  • Farimani, #1

    Price: $25.00

    Farimani. Issue #1
    Amir Mogharabi, editor

    Showcasing a diverse selection of work from artists, musicians, and theorists, Farimani treats textual, musical, and image based projects as individual works of art. Focusing on modern and post-modern forms of expression, Farimani assumes the design of a book, while attempting to align its contents with the architecture of a curated space (so as to challenge the parameters of both), whereby each piece is contained under one cover, or as Mogharabi states an “undercover museum.”

    Farimani includes contributions by artists Silvia Kolbowski and Olafur Eliasson, musicians Fred Frith and Ikue Mori, and theorists Félix Guattari and Slavoj Zizek. Other contributors include Souheil Abboud, Olafur Eliasson, Madge Gill, Elizabeth Grosz, Grux, Sylvère Lotringer, Amir Mogharabi, Ikue Mori, Michael Paulson, Sean Raspet, and Maja Ratkje.

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  • Novels in Three Lines

    Price: $14.00

    Novels in Three Lines
    Félix Fénéon
    Translated and Introduced by Luc Sante
    Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, Fénéon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-d’oeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol....

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