The Art of Laziness: Contemporary Art and Post-Work Politics
226 pages | Hardcover | B&W
ISBN 978-0-9924589-0-4 226 pages | Hardcover | B&W 220mm H x 145mm W 2020
Editors: David Attwood, Francis Russell Authors: David Attwood, Diana Baker Smith, Andrew Brooks, Eva Bujalka, Rex Butler, Darren Jorgensen, Lisa Radford, Francis Russell, Mladen Stilinovic´, Masato Takasaka, Natalie Thomas, Tim Woodward
While the global financial crisis promised the ruin of neoliberal ideology, the past decade or so has shown the durability and obstinacy of the cultural obsession with entrepreneurial self-development and work.
This collection of essays reconsiders labour and laziness in order to think through the relationship of art and visual culture to post-work politics. Edited by David Attwood and Francis Russell, The Art of Laziness asserts that laziness can be an artful pursuit and that—because of its artfulness—this pursuit is a type of work.
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