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.
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