neil cummings

A Joy Forever, Polish

I contributed a presentation to the international conference at the Free/SlowUniversity of Warsaw in October 2011, and two month later a beautiful 430 page publication is out. Amazing! 

An English version of the written-up presentation, without footnotes, is here


Free/Slow University of Warsaw. Volume 4 This publication presents critical perspectives on the artworlds, the creative classes and their relations to the 'real' economy.

A Joy Forever

The book covers more than the narrowly understood art world, here art is understood as a social laboratory, where innovatory ways of organising labor and its modes of appropriation are tested, as well as different types of production, speculation, generation and accumulation of value.

The publication is inspired by the international conference conference Labour of the Multitudes: Political Economy of Social Creativity which took place in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2011.

Authors: Luc Boltanski, Alexander Neumann, John Roberts, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey,  Dušan Grlja, Massimiliano Tomba, Matteo Pasquinelli, Bojana Romic, Yiannis Mylonas, Joanna Bednarek, Ewa Majewska, Anna Zawadzka, Isabelle Bruno, Patricia Reed, Diedrich Diederichsen, Neil Cummings, Marina Vishmidt, Isabelle Graw, Hans Abbing, The Freee Art Collective, Vlad Morariu, Stevphen Shukaitis, Martha Rosler, Gigi Roggero, Patricia Reed

Editorial Committee: Jan Sowa (editor in chief), Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant,  Krystian Szadkowski and Kuba Szreder

Translators: Paweł Michał Bartolik, Joanna Bednarek, Iwona Bojadżijewa, Piotr Juskowiak, Mateusz Karolak, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Paulina Sieniuć, Wiktor Marzec, Mikołaj Ratajczak, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski, Maciej Szlinder, Anna Wojczyńska and Martha Rosler

Editing: Aniela Pilarska
Proofreading: Paulina Sieniuć
Designing: Grzegorz Laszuk, Anna Hegman (Książki i Strony)
Publisher: Bęc Zmiana Foundation /
40 pln


See the subsequent english publication

Read an iteration of the text, it is sort-of related to Lapdogs and AATT


52.2403, 21.0186

Free Slow University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa

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