Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization

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The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of “Creative Capitalism” – in Dissident Voice

Dissident Voice, the wonderful radical newsletter, has published my essay “The Privatization of Creativity: The Ruse of ‘Creative Capitalism‘” (here) which attempts to give a general conceptual overview of struggles in and around ideas of “creativity,” including the idea of “creative cities,” the “creative economy” and “creative capitalism.”         Some snippets: The…

Article on Halifax’s Nocturne to appear in the journal Public

My article “Halifax’s Nocturne and the Spectacle of Neoliberal Civics” will be appearing in the journal Public (no. 45), dedicated to the topic of “Art and Civic Spectacle.”  Nocturne is an all-night arts event, sponsored by the city and modeled on Toronto’s successful Nuit Blanche, which features curated works of public art and performance, extended…

Occupy!

After a whirlwind research trip to New York City and Occupy Wall Street I’m back in Halifax.  Here are a few things I’m doing with/about the Occupations: A talk for the Visual Art Nova Scotia on “Creative Occupations: Art, Creative Labour and the Occupy Movement” on Tuesday, November 29, at 7pm.  Location TBA. An article…