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Marcel Duchamp and the Refusal of Work

Artist
Maurizio Lazzarato
Date
2014
Publisher
Semiotext(e)
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-58435-138-2
Size
14 × 20.5 × 0.3 cm
Length
48 
Description

Translated by Joshua David Jordan

Duchamp was among the first to understand that in Control Societies, whose structures began to appear in art well before they did elsewhere, art as an insti- tution, art “in the social sense of the word,” as Duchamp defined it, offers no promise of emanci- pation, but instead represents a new technique for governing subjectivity. Art is “a habit-forming drug. It’s a sedative drug.”

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