In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists’ collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society.
Drawn from empirical and extensive experience and research, the book provides a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices. Locating the methodologies of this work in between disciplines, Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
Key critical writings by artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013), ranging from reviews and catalogue essays to entries from his blog Lives of Performers.
Reflections on the symposium hosted by Rajni Shah Projects and the Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London, 30 May-2 June 2013.