McKenzie Wark

  • “I, I, I, I, I, I, I, KATHY ACKER”

    Curated by Ifeanyi Awachie, Richard Birkett, Steven Cairns, and Rosalie Doubal

    Kathy Acker (1947–1997) had a difficult relationship with London. The city’s literati made her reputation as an avant-garde star and then set out to destroy it. She collaborated successfully with the ICA, except in regard to its production of her play Lulu Unchained (1985), from which she tried to withdraw her name when the director rewrote the script. This spring, that same institution returns obliquely to the controversy, hosting the first exhibition dedicated to Acker in the UK. Although best known for her fiction

  • slant November 02, 2016

    Pop Quiz: McKenzie Wark on the election

    To coincide with the November issue of Artforum on art and politics, including special projects by Wolfgang Tillmans, Dread Scott, and Eileen Myles, invited a small group to select an indelible image or video related to the election.


    McKenzie Wark is chair of the department of culture and media at the New School for Social Research in New York. His most recent book is Molecular Red (Verso, 2015).

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