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e-flux Journal
Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art

Let’s be clear about something: it is infuriating that most interesting artists are perfectly capable of functioning in at least two or three professions that are, unlike art, respected by society in terms of compensation and general usefulness. When the flexibility, certainty, and freedom promised by being part of a critical outside are revealed as extensions of recent advances in economic exploitation, does the field of art become the uncritical, complicit inside of something far more interesting?
Edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle.
Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood, Editors’ Note
Diedrich Diederichsen, People of Intensity, People of Power: The Nietzsche Economy
Hito Steyerl, Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Postdemocracy
Marion von Osten, Irene ist Viele! Or What We Call “Productive” Forces
Liam Gillick, The Good of Work
Lars Bang Larsen, Zombies of Immaterial Labor: The Modern Monster and the Death of Death
Keti Chukhrov, Towards the Space of the General: On Labor Beyond Materiality and Immateriality
Tom Holert, Hidden Labor and the Delight of Otherness: Design and Post-Capitalist Politics
Franco Berardi Bifo, Cognitarian Subjectivation
Antke Engel, Desire for/within Economic Transformation
Precarious Workers Brigade, Fragments Toward an Understanding of a Week that Changed Everything…
Irit Rogoff, FREE