“Art, debt, capitalism and revenge” lecture at Slade

A video of an illustrated lecture I gave (virtually) at The Slade School at UCL in May.  It offers something of an overview of my work to date, encompassing, in a short 50 minutes my books The Radical Imagination, Cultures of Financialization, Art after Money, Money after Art and Revenge Capitalism.

“No artist left alive” in Arts of the Working Class

My short, provocative essay “No Artist Left Alive” has appeared in the 11th issue of the Berlin-based broadsheet Arts of the Working Class. It argues that, as we emegre from that pandemic, artists and their supporters should consider anti-capitalist strategies not based on making life and economic conditions better for artists, but for all poor and working people, (the vast majority of) artists included.

Text below, but also check out the whole very interesting issue online, or, better yet, buy a copy in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and beyond.

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“Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches” (2020)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2020. “Culture and Financialization: Four Approaches.” In The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization, edited by Natasha van der Zwan, Daniel Mertens, and Philip Mader. London and New York: Routledge. Abstract This chapter briefly examines the relationship between culture and financialization from four inter-related angles. First, we explore the finance culture. Here I …

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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 this backdrop, …

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“Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Art, Money and Financialization: Six Radical Money Artists on Either Side of 1973.” In A Cultural History of Money: The Modern Age (1920-Present), edited by Taylor C. Nelms and David Pederson. London: Bloomsbury. Abstract Money and art share a strange and fateful symmetry. In this chapter, I describe one part of …

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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 Haiven: Art after Money, …

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“The Art of Unpayable Debts” (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “The Art of Unpayable Debts.” In The Sociology of Debt, edited by Mark Featherstone. London: Policy. Abstract This chapter provides a reading and a contextualisation of three recent performative public artworks to map the way unpayable debts manifest across politics, economics, culture and society under the global order of financialised capitalism. …

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Currencies of Exodus: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage (2019)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2019. “Currencies of the Undercommons: The Hidden Ledger of Proletarian Money Sabotage.” In  State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art, edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Abstract In this chapter, I look at money ‘from below’ to problematize …

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