IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
Rereading Appropriation

Rereading Appropriation came out of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication (2013–14), a theme that looks at the artistic strategy of appropriation through affect, to explore how that strategy is reconfigured by “reciprocal investment” as based on connecting, acknowledging, and being porous to material. The texts consider relations between property and propriety, ownership and authorship, and subjecthood and agency, departing from the 1970s/1980s New York scene of globalizing financial relations to move into other territories of practice and thought. Included here are essays from art history, feminist theory, political economy, anthropology, and artists shared by Reading Groups in Amsterdam, New York, São Paulo, and Toronto, along with new commissions and statements by Reading Group members and artist pages.


acknowledgements

Contributors: Richard Bell, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Adriana Cavarero, Darby English, Alfred Gell, Corinn Gerber, Isabelle Graw, Bruce Hainley, Emma Hedditch, Melanie Klein, Teresa de Lauretis, Sherrie Levine, Karl Marx, Helen Molesworth, Fred Moten, Adrian Piper, Henrik Olesen, Pauline Oliveros, Craig Owens, Suely Rolnik, Peter Stallybrass, Hito Steyerl, Ian White, Slavoj Žižek; it also includes: essays by Kelly Kivland, Claudia Medeiros, Rachel O’Reilly, Alex Martinis Roe, the São Paulo Reading Group, the Toronto Reading Group, Vivian Ziherl; and artist pages by Christian Nyampeta

ISBN 970-94-92739-04-7

632 p, ills bw, 15×22 cm, pb, English, 2015

18.35

586 in stock