Join Max Haiven at the Kitchener-Waterloo launch of his new book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (at Centre in the Square) 101 Queen Street North on Friday October 12, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
We imagine that art and money are old enemies, but this myth actually helps to reproduce a violent system of global capitalism and prevents us from imagining and building alternatives. By exploring the way over 50 radical contemporary artists engage with cash, debt and credit, Art After Money, Money After Art identifies and assesses a range of creative strategies for mocking, sabotaging, exiting, decrypting and hacking capitalism today. Written for artists, activists and scholars, this book makes an urgent call to unleash the power of the radical imagination by any media necessary.
Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest Ontario and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL). His previous books include C_rises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons_, The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity (with Alex Khasnabish) and Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.