Time/Bank Symposium: Mark Fisher

Thursday 12 May, 2011
Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague

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Mark Fisher
will talk about Art, Value and Capitalist Realism. He will be looking at the parallels between art and finance systems of value in the light of the current UK government's assault on arts funding, arguing that there is no 'real' economy which can be securely delimited from the art market. He will be contextualising the attack on the arts in terms of the ideological program that he has called 'capitalist realism'.

Mark Fisher writes regularly for Frieze, New Statesman, Sight & Sound and The Wire, where he was acting deputy editor for a year. A founder member of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, he now teaches at Goldsmiths University and the City Literary Institute in London. Mark Fisher has been writing an acclaimed blog as k-punk for some years now, focusing on culture, especially music and literature, and politics. He is the author of Capitalist Realism. Is there no alternative? (Zero Books, 2009).