Back to the Future: Grizedale Arts, Use Value and the New Mechanics

The Coniston Institute

As part of the ‘Coniston Institute Library‘ project, Grizedale Arts have kindly included my recent article ‘Back to the Future: Grizedale Arts, Use Value and the Work of Art’. Grizedale Arts offered me the opportunity to extend and develop a previous article ‘Use Value and the Little Society’ (which first appeared in Afteral, Issue 30, Summer 2012). This has allowed me to develop some ideas around the kind of work, or labour, that the ‘work of art’ has become and, in doing so, to begin thinking through some of Rancière’s proposals on labour and language (which I have continued to pick up and develop in my paper for the Hildesheim ‘The Uses of Art: History’ Conference).

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