Should everything be seen as raw material? It is a promise at the very heart of the language, the experience, the reception, the production of art. Hardened systems full of authority should be beaten back down to a point where their basic components become malleable, where as raw material they can play host to potentials, to promises of other ethics, of other forms completely. This can be done using literal, formal, figurative, poetical, or contextual means, and over the past century, just as now, this process of reduction and reconstitution has most often centered on the relationship between human labor and the commodity. And it is in the field of art that the relationship between the two becomes most vivid, while at the same time it is absolutely and completely confused…

Editorial
Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle

Cognitarian Subjectivation
Franco Berardi Bifo

Towards the Space of the General: On Labor beyond Materiality and Immateriality
Keti Chukhrov

Neo-Materialism, Part I: The Commodity and the Exhibition
Joshua Simon

Positively Protest Aesthetics Revisited
Simon Sheikh

Contractions of Time: On Social Practice from a Temporal Perspective
Nato Thompson

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