Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745338248 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338255 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Art after Money, Money after Art

Creative Strategies Against Financialization

Max Haiven

Art after Money, Money after Art

Max Haiven

Distributed for Pluto Press

288 pages | 30 color plates | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745338248 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338255 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

We like to imagine that money and art are old enemies, but beneath the veneer of creative utopianism is a dark capitalist underbelly. To expose the fraught intersection of art and money, Max Haiven proposes we examine how money is mobilized in art.
            Even as he shows how imaginary money and the so-called “creative economy” extract an artist’s potential, Haiven identifies and assesses a range of creative strategies for mocking, decrypting, hacking, sabotaging, and exiting capitalism through art. Focusing on the ways contemporary artists understand, imagine, and contend with material and immaterial forms of cash, debt, and credit, Haiven reveals the potential for creativity and resistance in a world dominated by financialization.
            Written for artists, activists, and scholars, this book takes seriously the need to understand and resist capitalism in an age of corporate abuse and exploitation.
 

Review Quotes
David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5000 Years
“Perhaps the most theoretically creative radical thinker of the moment.” 
Franco Berardi, author of Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility
“Daring, brilliant, provocative. At last a radical critique of the crypto-approach and an abolitionist approach to the problem of money and art.”
 
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