neil cummings

A Joy Forever; publication

21 Oct 2011

I contributed a presentation to an international conference at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw in October 2011, and today published by MayFly books, is a beautiful 274 page English version of the earlier Polish publication of the event.

Free/Slow University of Warsaw. Volume 4

The publication presents critical perspectives on our artworlds, our creative classes and their relations to the 'real' economy.

The book covers more than the narrowly understood art world, here art is understood as a social laboratory, where innovatory ways of organising labor and its modes of appropriation are tested, as well as different types of production, speculation, generation and accumulation of value.

The publication is inspired by the international conference conference Labour of the Multitudes: Political Economy of Social Creativity which took place in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2011.

authors: Luc Boltanski, Alexander Neumann, John Roberts, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey,  Dušan Grlja, Massimiliano Tomba, Matteo Pasquinelli, Bojana Romic, Yiannis Mylonas, Joanna Bednarek, Ewa Majewska, Anna Zawadzka, Isabelle Bruno, Patricia Reed, Diedrich Diederichsen, Neil Cummings, Marina Vishmidt, Isabelle Graw, Hans Abbing, The Freee Art Collective, Vlad Morariu, Stevphen Shukaitis, Martha Rosler, Gigi Roggero, Patricia Reed

editorial committee: Jan Sowa (editor in chief), Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant,  Krystian Szadkowski and Kuba Szreder


Read a version of the text A Joy Forever, or see the Polish publication, read about a related presentation at Wysing or Bouvard and Pecuchet


52.2403, 21.0186

Free Slow University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

Submitted by neil on 21 May, 2015 - 15:46