- Leading social and cultural theorists such as Boris Groys, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi and Elena Esposito set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation.
- Can 'the new' in art still function as a source of critique in a world dictated by speed and accelleration? 

Editor: Thijs Lijster
Contributors: Lietje Bauwens, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Robin Celikates, Wouter de Raeve, Elena Esposito, Boris Groys, Alice Haddad, Akiem Helmling, Bojana Kunst, Thijs Lijster, Suhail Malik, Benjamin Noys, Hartmut Rosa, Nick Srnicek Carolyn F. Strauss, Rolando Vázquez, Alex Williams
Design: Metahaven
Series: Antennae, Arts in Society

2018, Valiz with IKK—Institute for Art and Critique (IKK), West, Den Haag, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts | paperback | ca. 304 pp. | 21 x 13,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-92095-58-9


In The Future of the New: Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration artists, theorists, and professionals working the art field reflect on the role of the arts in a world that is speeding up and changing through joint forces of globalization, digitization, commodification, and financialization. Can artistic innovation still function as a source of critique? How do artists, theorists, and art organizations deal with the changing role of and discourse on innovation? Should we look for alternative ways to innovate, or should we change our discourse and look for other (new!) ways to talk about the new? Combining timely analyses of contemporary art and inspiring visions for the future, The Future of the New attempts to set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation.

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