“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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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 …

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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 responding …

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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 …

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Short interview on RTÉ’s Culture File about Art after Money, Money after Art (audio)

Dr. Rachel O’Dwyer was kind enough to interview me for the Irish national broadcast network RTÉ’s show Culture File in January of 2018 about themes in my book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization.

Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation (2015)

Citation Haiven, Max. 2015. “Money as a Medium of the Imagination: Art and the Currencies of Cooperation.” In Moneylab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy, edited by Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, and Patricia De Vries, 173–88. Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures. Abstract Economic philosophers and historians generally agree that there are three (some- times four) …

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