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Max Haiven book launch at OCAD University

  • October 15th, 2018 – October 15th, 2018, 7:00pm–10:00pm
  • OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Room 284, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Between the Lines and the Art & Social Change program at OCAD University present a book launch and discussion by Max Haiven, author of Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization at OCAD University, Room 284 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

  • A readable but rigorous examination of the strategies radical artists use to challenge financialization and capitalism
  • Shares and analyzes the work of over 50 artists with dozens of full-colour illustrations
  • One of the few books to systematically explore the connection between art and money from an explicitly critical standpoint
  • Argues for the abolition of both art and money as we know them today
  • Written for artists, activists, academics and wider audiences

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: Creative Strategies Against Financialization 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 Crises 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.

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