The book charts the influence of French writers and French cultural movements, such as Surrealism and Situationism
, on the early Beat circle of William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac, who were originally connected through the French language and French literature.
Like every aesthetic that draws from the absurd (Dada, surrealism, situationism
, punk), shitposting is ultimately a cry of despair against impending disaster.
Amongst other contributions, Gill Tasker has an important chapter on an area underworked in literary histories, Alexander Trocchi's Scotto--French alliances with existentialism and Situationism
Each character recites genuine manifestos, most having to do with the world of art, touching on everything from situationism
, architecture, stridentism/creationism and Dadaism to pop art, surrealism/spatialism, vortism/blue rider/expressionism and fluxus/merz/performance.
Pierre Naville's revolutionary Pessimism", in: Morning Star: surrealism, anarchism, situationism
Recall that Rosalind Krauss singled out Broodthaers in her 1999 lecture on the "post-medium condition," which contended that Conceptualism and institutional critique had lapsed into biennial-friendly installation art and a retroactive adulation for Situationism
, Fluxus, and other "practices of rampant impurity" (my italics).
See Robert Cunningham, Situationism
and the New Morality 37 (1970) (defining rule utilitarianism); Rawls, supra note 145, at 10-13; see also Richard Brandt, Toward a Credible Form of Utilitarianism in Morality and the Language of Conduct, in Ethics: Theory and Practice 118, 121 (Manuel Velasquez & Cynthia Rostankowski eds.
, and the Cognitive Value of Art, JACOB BERGER and MARK ALFANO
addresses the struggles of virtue ethics (with situationism
, for example).
The key historical movements that are often credited with birthing social practice--namely Dada, neo-concretism, situationism
, Fluxus, sculpture, new genre public art, and network art, as well as art activism--often evade painting.
Avant-gardism's own marginalisation by capitalist development in this period precipitated art's empathetic inclusion of the socially and aesthetically marginalised: arte povera and the theatre of the oppressed; situationism
and political conceptualism; feminist body art and the craft revival; punk and community arts; and, since the 1990s, new genre public art, relational, socially engaged and participatory art.
in psychology: an analysis and critique.