Monday, May 30, 2011

Neoliberal Aesthetics: Fried, Rancière and the Form of the Photograph

A compelling article by the literary theorist, Walter Benn Michaels, that persuasively discusses how photographic form can serve as a strategy for working through both the aesthetics and politics of neoliberalism.

"So the idea instead is the more modest — almost tautological — one that the assertion of form embodies an alternative to neoliberal aesthetics and, in that alternative, the possibility and, for some, the desirability of an alternative to neoliberalism itself."

Walter Benn Michaels