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Changing the Currency

Simon Sheikh

The presentation discusses the problem of assessing value in art, and of constructing critique. It looks briefly at Marx's theory of labour, followed by a revisitation of post-modern theory, as exemplified by Jean-François Lyotard's 'economic genre' and Jean Baudrillard's 'sign value', and concluding with an understanding of critique as a ways of changing the currency, as found in Michel Foucault's last seminars. Simon Sheikh is a Reader in Art and Programme Director of Curating at Goldsmiths. Recorded on 13 October 2014

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