Essays

No return to normal: For a post-pandemic liberation (ROAR Magazine plus audio)

Original at: https://roarmag.org/essays/no-return-to-normal-for-a-post-pandemic-liberation/ Spanish translation: http://comunizar.com.ar/sin-retorno-la-normalidad-una-liberacion-poscoronavirus/ The following is a postscript to Max Haiven’s Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts, due out in May from Pluto Press. Audio version Strikes across the frontier and strikes for higher wage Planet lurches to the right as ideologies ...

Preparing for Millions to Bury their Smartphones

By Krystian Woznicki An interview with the art collective The University of the Phoenix about responding to the climate crisis with a global secret society for interspecies cooperation. Original --> https://blogs.mediapart.fr/krystian-woznicki/blog/111119/preparing-millions-bury-their-smartphones While climate change seems to be intangible, nowhere and everywhere at the same time, it is entangled with everything and everyone. Against ...

From anxiety to revolt? Against the financialized university

Original: https://roarmag.org/essays/from-anxiety-to-revolt-against-the-financialized-university/ From anxiety to revolt? Against the financialized university By Max Haiven and Aris Komorozos-Athanasiou Can we find, in the “mental health crisis” in financialized universities, the seeds of radical refusal? The decade since the Great Recession has revealed the promise of the corporate, neoliberal university to be a lie: going massively into ...

Interview with Max Haiven: Art after Money, Money after Art

Geert Lovink and I had a conversation about my book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization in the context of Dan Mihaltianu's exhibtion as part of the Romanian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Bienale. It was published on the Institute for Network Cultures website. Interview with Max ...

Art after Money (Open Democracy)

This essay was originally published on Open Democracy on 10 October 2018. Art after money Max Haiven Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society. Banksy’s prank on the art market rhymes with our common struggle against financialization’s shredding of society. Banksy’s latest art prank, in which one ...

What is the Fate of Creativity Under Capitalism?

This essay originally appeared on the blog of Pluto Press in September of 2018. What is the Fate of Creativity Under Capitalism? Max Haiven I have a confession to make.  I don’t really care about art. Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization, is a book about how radical artists are ...

Political Economy at Art School

This article was originally published in Canadian Art in September of 2018. Political Economy at Art School Max Haiven Why we can’t—and shouldn’t—disentangle art from money It’s a comforting myth that art and money ought to have nothing in common. The reality, however, is that ever since there’s been such a thing as “Art”—something distinct ...

An excerpt from the introduction of Cultures of Financialization (2014)

An excerpt from the introduction to my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life. This book is a contribution to efforts to retheorize financialization, a term which refers to the increased power of the financial sector in the economy, in politics, in social life and ...