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Reading Things
12 Apr 2014

Reading Things  is out of print, although an extract from the introduction was recently republished in…


25 Jun 2014

I contributed a version of Generosity to Ends Meet: Essays on Exchange, a publication developed…


Give Gifts
26 Apr 2014

I contributed a version of Generosity to Truth is Concrete: A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics. The…


Truth is Concrete
26 Apr 2014

Truth is Concrete was emblazoned over Bertolt Brecht’s desk while in exile in Denmark, a constant reminder in times of extreme social turbulence to remember political…


27 Nov 2013

What’s next? Kunst nach der Krise Edited by Johannes M. Hedinger and Torsten Meyer.

The script for


Artists Work in Museums
10 Oct 2012

I made a presentation as part of: Artists Work in…


to continue
22 Jul 2013

In 1968, at the interface between minimal and conceptual art practices Richard Serra compiled a Verb List to account for actions that could be done to, or with specific materials. The list was published in The New Avant-Garde: Issues for the Art of the Seventies (1972).


A Joy Forever
12 Jun 2013

I contributed a presentation to The Labour of the Multitudes: Political Economy of Social Creativity  which took place at the …


Shabaka Stone
17 May 2013

I've been visiting the Shabako Stone, at the British Museum, for as long as I have been living in London, its a source of wonder.

In the twenty-fifth Dynasty, sometime around c700 BC, an Egyptian mythological text was incised for eternity in a basalt stela.  The text contains an account…


 A Shadow of Marx a chapter I wrote in 2004 for