'Prefab': a critical realist analysis of a pram

Fowler, Martin (2018) 'Prefab': a critical realist analysis of a pram. In: Austerity, Adversity, Art? NAFAE (National Association for Fine Art Education) Conference, 23 March 2018, University of Wolverhampton, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

‘New data from Credit Suisse means 42 people now own the same wealth as 3.7 billion people’, Michael Roberts (thenextrecession.wordpress.com). At this conjunctural moment in history, located between the 07/08 ‘Great Financial Crash’ and the predicted crash of 20/21, this pecha-kucha style presentation proposes a re-consideration of the role and function of the ‘object’, within the ideological structure of Neoliberalism. In the midst of capitals impending crises; mass unemployment as a result of technological development, rising levels of corporate and private debt and the $4 trillion invested in non-renewable energy systems, the presentation places specific focus upon society’s naturalising discourses and their inability to provide change. Using ‘object’ as inclusive framing device, the presentation applies a Marxist critique to the normative grammars of both the art institution and the art object. Challenging the received conventions of the bourgeois liberal humanist ‘object’, the presentation agitates for a dialectical re-making of social form.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
Depositing User: Martin Fowler
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 09:17
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 09:18
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4018

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