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Towards a Conceptual Militancy

Mike Watson


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Towards a Conceptual Militancy is aimed at the interested art-viewing public, artists, the politically disillusioned, and readers of both European Philosophy, particularly of Speculative Realism/OOP, and Accelerationism. This book calls on the artist to mount a defence of subjective freedom in opposition to the twin objectifying factors of Science and Capital, personified by growing surveillance technology. Presenting the artistic declaration of freedom as exemplary of how the subject might circumvent its objectification, Towards a Conceptual Militancy brings art back into the social sphere following decades of cultural commodification.

Zero Books, 9781780992310, 120pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2016

About the Author

Mike Watson holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College. He lives and works in Rome where he is a critic, theorist and curator.