Tuesday, March 24th, 7PM
1286 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6H 1N9
Mercer Union presented ‘What Can Art Do for Post-capitalism’ with Fixing the Future co-organizer Suhail Malik and political theorist Nick Srnicek as a part of their fORUM critical conversation series:
“Left Accelerationism proposes that a viable and socially-just succession to capitalism can be established by repurposing the advanced social and technical processes of today’s capitalist development. It argues that the task is more specific than regular claims to find routes out of or against capitalism, usually by turning to small-scale, furtive, or retrogressive alternatives to capitalist domination (organized through discourses of ‘resistance,’ for example), all of which are common enough in today’s ‘critical’ art. The task of Left Accelerationism is, rather, to advance post-capitalism.
In their talk Malik and Srnicek will address whether and how art can contribute to making a post-capitalist future. In particular, what demands does Left Accelerationism make on art (or should it make on art), and why is the currently prevalent mode of contemporary art not even capable of contributing to the construction of post-capitalism?”
Fixing the Future presents this video of the talk courtesy of Mercer Union.