Featuring newly-commissioned works by an international group of artists, this book illuminates a broad range of responses to an exponentially accelerating world, and features speculation on the future of the senses by Haroon Mirza, an unorthodox history of modernity by Walid Raad and stills from a science fiction film by Rosa Barba.
Provocative essays from scholars, critics, poets and filmmakers probe issues as diverse as the role of sleep in a 24/7 capitalist society and artistic privacy and appropriation in cyberspace. Some of these artists ask us to press the pause button, others take us back in time and still, others push us forward into the realm of science fiction, only to reveal these fictions to be a form of everyday present reality.
About the Author
Omar Kholeif is Curator of the V-A-C exhibition at Zattere, Venice during the fifty-eighth Venice Biennale. He is also Co-Curator of the fourteenth Sharjah Biennial.
About the Publisher
Prestel is one of the world’s leading illustrated book publishers with a list of beautifully-crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything published. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty; young and old alike, Prestel appeals to those with a passion for visual culture.