'Prefab': a critical realist analysis of a pram

Fowler, Martin ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0128-4231 (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 (Unpublished)

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‘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.

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Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Depositing User: Martin Fowler
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2018 09:17
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 19:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4018


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