The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’

Maurizio Lazzarato

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652662 | DOI:
The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’

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This chapter examines contemporary art and the practice and anti-dialectical thought of a so-called anartist, suggesting that contemporary art can be considered as constituting a new expanded field which utilises and critiques the sensations produced by cognitive immaterial labour. It explains that, in this sense, contemporary art does not signify the disappearance of hand-work or physical labour, but the constitution of another assemblage in which manual labour and intellectual labour are caught up in a machinic process, which can be found not only in the actions of the broader public.

Keywords: contemporary art; anartist; cognitive immaterial labour; sensations; physical labour; machinic process; public

Chapter.  7168 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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