Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Marcel Henaff, The Price of Truth: Gift, Money and Philosophy (Stanford UP, 2010). The most important book to me since Thierry de Duve's Kant After Duchamp (MIT Press, 1998).  An excellent theoretical account of the conceptual impulse behind the photographs that appear here, and a good explanation of why I'm no longer an "art journalist."  Short answer: inequality; service economy.  For those who miss my writing, I'll be speaking on Brad Phillips' work at Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver on Saturday April 30th at 2pm.  But the text of that talk is, in Henaff's fine phrase, evidence of a reciprocal social relationship, and not art criticism per se.

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