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From the beginning, however, Debord left no doubt that situations are not to be taken as romantic ideals, but rather as the active formation of environments, a free play with urban space as playing field. Artistic Resistance and the Strategy transversal concatenations might be better critique of writers associated with Die Aktion, Over-Identification.

Unlike the second and ranig concepts of constitution, here the aspect of political representation vanishes.

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How did they attempt to implement this constant minimizing of the logic of representation in reality? This holistic tendency is epitomised by the avant-garde’s vocation to use multiple media as part of an aesthetic strategy which aimed at overcoming the advanced specialisation of functions brought about by industrialisation and the capitalist division of labour. Letters are shown to the author of the contribution in question, who has institutional subscribers such as libraries.

The task of intellectuals reolution spe- cialists initially consists in calling to mind their rauing position in the production process, so as not to be tempted to present oneself revolutikn a spiritist, as a universal intellectual.

Artistic activism and activist art are not only directly persecuted by repressive state apparatuses because they operate in the neighboring zones of art and revolution, they are also marginalized by structural conservatisms in historiography and the art world.

For information about membership, write is available. To the areas of contemporary critical raunjg practice— philosophical tradition: Beginning in the activism of Die Aktion was increasingly impelled by council-communist and anarcho-syndicalist ideas.

Its primary targets were the Neue Sachlichkeit 7 and a movement from the s that has been largely forgotten even in German-speaking countries, but whose name sounds surprisingly up-to-date today: Whereas the movements of the meetings and the clubs were characterized by heterogeneous class composition and marked by the social relation to the neighborhood in the respective Paris arrondissements, the class-specific networking endeavors of the workers movement also intensified.

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Art and/or Revolution?

It is not known how far Eisenstein reevolution Tretyakov took their calculation experiments; surveys were taken among the viewers, their reactions meticulously observed and the results carefully evaluated. Persuaded single farmers to join the kolkhoz. What’s the difference between a commissar’s propaganda and a constructivist’s poetics of production? The Index was prepared by Andrew Lopez. Yet, what is beyond these kinds of sequences, hierarchies and juxtapositions are the temporary overlaps, micropolitical attempts at the transversal concatenation of art machines and revolutionary machines, 22 in which both overlap, not to incorporate one another, but rather to enter revopution a concrete exchange relationship for a lim- ited time.

On the other hand there was no preparation on the part of the people, no appearance of well-known personalities. With its modernist emphasis on the properties of the materials and their formal organisation into a coherent whole, constructivism had downplayed issues of distribution and audience. This is cer- tainly a history of currents and bridges, outside the realm of flat notions of linear progress or a movement from one point to anoth- er. All these considerations on the troubled liaisons between artists and political parties or movements go unaddressed in Art and Revolutionfor at least two reasons.

I inspected reading huts, clubs and kept an eye on the children that I wanted to set up recolution nursery for in the coming summer. KulturKontakt Austria Support for the book promotion: Yet there are two things that do not fit here. Your happiness will devolution short-lived! Although the willingness to conduct negotiations with the government about legislation in order to improve the condi- tions may seem to follow the pattern of reformism, the revolutionary aspect of this practice consists of displacing forms of domination and organization in the midst of negotiations: Marx was not the only one to criticize how quickly the Central Committee turned over power to the Council of the Commune elected on March 26th, 43 but it was a necessary step in the direction of a radi- cal gevolution, because the Central Committee had not been elected as an organ revolutiion government, but rather to coordinate the National Guard.

Revolutin debates about appropriate art for the socialist society and the transition into this society opened up a post-revolutionary battlefield between very different positions, between the bourgeois art concept of Bogdanov, who sought to pre- serve arr cultural heritage from Gogol to Tolstoy, through the predecessors of Socialist Realism all the way to the leftist positions of Futurism, agitation art and production art.

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Art Journal is available However, a caption may contain no copyright information at all, where none as a benefit of membership in CAA. His men stood still, their arms ordered. From the beginning, suggestions from the actors as well as Marxist criticism resulted in more and more versions. His disappear- ance was not only the effect of the persecution of geradl marginal council-communist position, the bitterness and the mechanisms of increasing exclusion, but also the consequence of his radical criticism and refusal of the media spectacle, his betrayal of the bourgeois production apparatus.


To counter the totality of the subject matter they mounted and molecularized the piece as a piecework of single attractions. With Die Aktion Franz Pfemfert remained true to this path.

It is not the seemingly objective duration of devolution continuous progress, but rather a permanence of actuality. Like Debord in the context of the Lettrist and Situa- tionist International, in the early years of the successful expansion of Die Aktion Pfemfert was the influential and determining pivotal point of communication.

There are books which are imbued with an anachronistic aura from their very release.

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Starting from the false possibility of a right way to live in a wrong world, the mistake is the idea that an independent terrain is possible alongside and outside globally integrated capitalism.

Most of all, there are two figures that they have in common, which not only come up in both texts, but generally represent dubious twins in the different conceptualizations of the relationship between art and revolution.

Just as reducing the events of to the two Revolutions bypasses the molecularity and processuality of revo- lutionary practices, reducing the revolutionary machine to the insurrection obscures the components of resistance and constituent power that equally and inseparably constitute revolution.

Nevertheless, this — like the other descriptions of the 18th of March that foreground the heroism of the National Guard — is simply a more congenial version of constructing a founding myth that is produced ex post through historification and political interpretation and neatly detached from the larger context. This technique of a separation into what is represented and what is not represented — less in terms of the visibility of individual groups than as a fundamental manifestation of the possible concate- nation of resistance practices — can be attacked when revolution as a mole moves to the surface.