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Deleuze and Contemporary Art$
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Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638376

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.001.0001

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The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’

The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’

(p.100) Chapter 6 The Practice and Anti-Dialectical Thought of an ‘Anartist’
Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Maurizio Lazzarato

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines contemporary art and the practice and anti-dialectical thought of a so-called anartist, suggesting that contemporary art can be considered as constituting a new expanded field which utilises and critiques the sensations produced by cognitive immaterial labour. It explains that, in this sense, contemporary art does not signify the disappearance of hand-work or physical labour, but the constitution of another assemblage in which manual labour and intellectual labour are caught up in a machinic process, which can be found not only in the actions of the broader public.

Keywords:   contemporary art, anartist, cognitive immaterial labour, sensations, physical labour, machinic process, public

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