Werker ABC — An Illustrated Post-Marxist Reader

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Technical specifications: 3 fanzines, B&W xerox, 80 pp, 70 black-white images per issue, stapled, Amsterdam 2009, Edition Number: 1, Width: 15 cm, Length: 21 cm, Language(s): English. 100 copies.

Werker ABC is the first publication of the Werker Magazine series. It was distributed among our fellow students at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy during the ‘Graduation Show’ exhibition. It relates imagery of ‘young men at work’ assembled using image search engines on internet with post-marxist theory, written by male authors, also derived from the Internet. While these homoerotic post-marxist readers were distributed in the art academy, ‘Werker ABC – Slideshow’ was being displayed in Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas next to Amsterdam’s World Trade Centre.

Credits: Editors (Werker), Text (Giorgio Agamben, Paul Ardenne, Pierre Bordieu, Erik Empson, Brian Holmes, Maurizio Lazzarato, Antonio Negri & Carles Guerra, Jacques Rancière, Vladimir Salnikov, Juha Siltala, TIQQUN, Paolo Virno), Images (Werker Archive), Design (Werker), Publisher (Werker).

Diffusion: ‘Contemporary Art Screen Zuidas’ Amsterdam, 2009. ‘End-exam Show 2009’ Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam, 2009.

(This publication is out of print.)

More information:

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