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ONLINE ONLY: Introduction to Gerald Raunig's Art and Revolution

ART AND REVOLUTION: TRANSVERSAL ACTIVISM IN THE LONG TWENTIETH CENTURY, BY GERALD RAUNIG, TRANSLATED BY AILEEN DERIEG. LOS ANGELES: SEMIOTEXT(E), 2007. 318 PAGES. $18.

Originally published as Kunst und Revolution. Künstlerischer Aktivismus im langen 20. Jahrhundert. Wien: Turia+Kant, 2005.

Introduction: The Concatenation of Art and Revolution

“. . . to say the revolution is itself utopia of immanence is not to say that it is a dream, something that is not realized or that is only realized by betraying itself. On the contrary, it is to posit revolution as plane of immanence, infinite movement and absolute survey, but to the extent that these features connect up with what is real here and now in the struggle against capitalism, relaunching new struggles whenever the earlier one is betrayed.” (Gilles Deleuze/Felix Guattari)

“In this short article I could sketch only with a couple of strokes the

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