UNDOING PROPERTY?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undoing Property?  here

edited by Marysia Lewandowska and Laurel Ptak

designed by Konst & Teknik

Undoing Property? examines complex relationships inside art, culture, political economy, immaterial production, and the public realm today. In its pages artists and theorists address aspects of computing, curating, economy, ecology, gentrification, music, publishing, piracy, and much more.

Property shapes all social relations. Its invisible lines force separations and create power relations felt through the unequal distribution of what is otherwise collectively produced value. Over the last few years the precise question of what should be privately owned and public­ly shared in society has animated intense political struggles and social movements around the world. In this shadow the publication’s critical texts, interviews and artistic interventions offer models of practice and interrogate diverse sites, from the body, to the courtroom, to the server, to the museum. The book asks why propertization itself has changed so fundamentally over the last few decades and what might be done to challenge it. The undoing in Undoing Property? begins with the recognition that something else is possible.

Contributions by: Agency, David Berry, Nils Bohlin, Sean Dockray, Rasmus Fleischer, Antonia Hirsch, Marysia Lewandowska, David Horvitz, Mattin, Open Music Archive, Matteo Pasquinelli, Claire Pentecost, Laurel Ptak, Florian Schneider, Matthew Stadler, Marilyn Strathern, Kuba Szreder, Marina Vishmidt. Preface by Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick.

Artist’s Trust by Marysia Lewandowska 艺术家的信托_柳思雅

Events The Showroom, London,  Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, Casco, Utrecht, The Book Society Seoul

Sternberg Press June 2013, English 169 x 239 mm, 256 pages, 30 b/w illustrations, library-bound hardcover ISBN 978-3-943365-68-9