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It's the Political Economy, Stupid


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Foreword by Pia Hovi-Assad, Pori Art Museum, Finland 1. 'Unspeaking the Grammar of Financ'" by Gregory Sholette & Oliver Ressler 2. "It's The Political Economy, Stupid!" by Slavoj Zizek > Liz Park comments on art from the exhibition It's The Political Economy, Stupid 3. 'The Political Economization of Art' by John Roberts 4. 'Derivative Days: Notes on Art, Finance and the Un-Productive Forces' by Melanie Gilligan 5. 'Occupational Realism' by Julia Bryan Wilson > Angela Dimitrakaki & Kirsten Lloyd comment on art from It's The Political Economy, Stupid 6. 'Occupy Wall Street's Anarchist Roots' by David Graeber 7. 'Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street' (excerpts) by Judith Butler > Thom Donovan comments on art from It's The Political Economy, Stupid 8. 'Sick Sad Life: On the Artistic Reproduction of Capital' by Kerstin Stakemeier 9. 'Art after Capitalism' a final word by Brian Holmes Biographies

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Gregory Sholette is a New York City based artist, writer and core member of the activist art collective Gulf Labor Coalition. He is the author of Delirium and Resistance (Pluto, 2017), Dark Matter (Pluto, 2010) and co-author of It's The Political Economy, Stupid (Pluto, 2013). He currently teaches in the Queens College Art Department, City University of New York. Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. His work has been exhibited across the world including at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul and the Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt. He is the editor of It's the Political Economy, Stupid (Pluto, 2013) and the author of Utopian Pulse (Pluto, 2015).


'Confrontational, intellectual, and occasionally amusing group show, which squarely aligns itself with the Occupy movement' -- Village Voice (praise for the exhibition on which the book is based)
'In the wake of the capitalist crisis, very few cultural institutions have dared to address the horrors of greed that plague us in such a direct and haunting way' -- Alexander Cavaluzzo, Hyperallergic

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