Commonism : a new aesthetics of the real / Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen (eds.).

Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018.
447 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.


Summary note
Following half a century of neoliberalism, there appears to be a new ideology in the making, called 'commonism.' This book attempts to map these new ideological notions through examples and artistic practices, as well as critical reflection. How are the commons constituted in society? How do they shape the reality of our living together? What strategies and aesthetics do artistic commoners adopt? Is there an alternative and more just future imaginable through the political ideology of the commons? Commonism claims to be better aligned with the ecological and social reality of today than capitalism. Perhaps it is also closer to how social relationships actually function.
Title on page [43].
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
In English, translated from the Dutch.
  • Pigeoning fanzine: Commonism issue 'Le drame incessant' / Pat McCarthy
  • Introduction: ideology & aesthetics of the real / Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen
  • Part 1: Commonability & the art of assembling Herewith your common PDF / Liam Gillick
  • Common aesthetics: the shape of a new meta-ideology / Pascal Gielen
  • The salt of the earth: on commonism: an interview with Antonio Negri / Pascal Gielen & Sonja Lavaert
  • Bread kneads hands / Futurefarmers
  • Notes on artistic commoning / Rudi Laermans
  • Indigenous, not homogenous: an interview with Elizabeth A. Povinelli / Matteo Lucchetti & Judith Wielander (Visible)
  • Part 2: A-legality & commoning economies
  • Precariat: a revolutionary class? / Lara Garcia Diaz & Pascal Gielen
  • Commoning art, democracy, and the precariat, a dialogue / Evi Swinnen in conversation with Michel Bauwens
  • No-pressure economies / Nico Dockx in conversation wtih Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sedhapong Kirativongkamchon, Paphonsak La-or & Superflex about the land Foundation
  • The value of squatting a nipple: another exchange value / Nico Dockx in conversation with Dennis Tyfus
  • Blockchain: tragedy in cyberspace?: how the commoner could benefit from the free-rider / Walter Van Andel & Louis Volont
  • Induced legality and the art of building common infrastructures: an interview with Santiago Cirugeda, Recetas Urbanas / Lara Garcia Diaz
  • Part 3: Secrets & commoning politics When politics becomes unavoidable: from community art to commoning art / Pascal Gielen & Hanka Otte
  • When commons becomes official politics: exploring the relationship between commons, politics, and art in Naples / Giuliana Ciancio
  • Commons towards new participatory institutions: the Neapolitan experience / Maria Francesca De Tullio
  • Who steals the goose from off the commons? An interview with Peter Linebaugh / Louis Volont
  • Part 4: Affects & commoning space-time
  • Uncommon common: spatial denial in urban settings of Los Angeles / Harry Gamboa Jr.
  • The potentials of space commoning: the capacity to act and think through space / Stavros Stavrides
  • Building bridges: art as a space of rehearsal / Jörn Schafaff
  • Organizational aesthetics and emotional infrastructure / Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
  • The commons as a deliberative counter-ideology / Eric Kluitenberg.
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