Do artists belong to the working class? Is artistic work a productive activity contributing to the development of capitalism or is it an “exceptional” activity, a form of “decommodified” labor? (See work by Leigh Clare La Berge and Dave Beech … Continue reading “Class Composition in the Arts: Operaist Art History”
Andreas Petrossiants is a writer and editor living in NY. His work has appeared in Historical Materialism, New Inquiry, AJ+ Subtext, Frieze, Artforum.com, Bookforum.com, Roar Magazine, the Verso blog, the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and e-flux journal, where he is the associate editor. He is a PhD candidate in performance studies at NYU where he is researching anti-eviction, squatting, and tenants' movements.