Art and Revolution. Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century
Discussion and book presentation with Gerald Raunig (Wien)
May 31st, 2005
Gerald Raunig presents his new book, published in April 2005 by Turia+Kant in Vienna, and puts up for discussion the fundamental theses of his poststructuralist theory of revolution. Among the artistic tendencies and movements with (post)revolutionary pretensions examined in this volume are Gustave Courbet’s involvement in the Paris Commune, German activisms of the 1910s, Soviet art around Eisenstein and Tretyakov, the Situationist International, Viennese Actionism, and the VolxTheaterKarawane. Examined are “forms of concatenation of revolutionary machines and art machines in the ‘long 20th century’.”
Publication: Gerald Raunig: Art and Revolution. Transversal Activism in the Long Twentieth Century, Translated by Aileen Derieg, Semiotext(e) / MIT Press 2007.