The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification To Occupation

Martha Rosler
e-flux journal #33 - march 2012
Color printed version of e-flux journal #33 from may 2012.

"A discussion of the struggles, exoduses, and reappropria­tions of cognitive labor, especially in the field of visual art, and especially when taken as the leading edge of the “creative class,” while critically important, is trumped by the widespread, even worldwide, public demon­strations and occupations of the past year, this year, and maybe the next. I would like to revisit the creative-class thesis I have explored here in a recent series of essays in order to frame my remarks in light of these occupations, and to make a few observations about the relationship between artists, the positioning of the creative class, and the Occupy movement." (…)

Language: English