Michael Taussig: Mastery of Non-mastery in the Age of Meltdown THE MIMETIC POWER: Imitating another is also a way to gain power over the person portrayed. And how often do we see an imitation of the cosmos at a bar in a dark side street?
Chris Kraus: Where art belongs ART: Does the artist today work constantly burdened by network care, communication and visibility, without producing anything truly created? Chris Kraus gives his take on what an artistic work should be.
Byung-Chul: The Disappearance of Rituals RITUALS: The compulsion of neoliberalism to be on, to communicate, to make visible, to be busy, creates, according to Byung-Chui Han, reflex, narcissism, depression and an aggressive psychological emptiness.
Alexander Hooke: Alphonso Lingis and Existential Genealogy KNOWLEDGE: Where is it that, according to author Alexander Hooke, "does not fit into a familiar cultural epic pattern, opera, tragedy, romance, ballet, comedy, vaudeville, sitcom, or farce"?
Giorgio Agamben: Creation and Anarchy. The work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism Agamben: The archeology of religion, art, politics, and capitalism is not a search for any kind of origin – but a search for a foundation that tears past notions to their roots.
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