Aesthetic Production

The review of Ranciére’s and Badiou’s respective aesthetics in Radical Philosophy 131 complains that neither tackle capitalism head-on.

This is both vital (ignoring capitalism renders aesthetics irrelevant or distractive) and pointless (capitalism is atmospheric, and already distorts and redirects everything else).

Possibly this should be double-whammied; render capitalism aesthetic, and aesthetics capitalistic. This would be neither Naomi Klein nor Walter Benjamin, rather an analysis of the projective geometry of exchange value.

“Handbook Of Inaesthetic (Meridian (Stanford, Calif.).)” (Alain Badiou, Alberto Toscano)

“The Politics Of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible” (Jacques Ranciere, Slavoj Zizek)

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