Viviane Sassen • Milanese

Saturday, 14 November 2015

“This describes a kind of contemporary economy outlined by many, from Gilles Deleuze to Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, in which Karl Marx’s notion of concrete labour is increasingly abstracted. It has less and less to do with objects, though of course they’re still there, and more to do with immaterial networks of profit, such as social media; the posting of images, the friending of friends; the way the things I regularly shop online for increasingly show up in banner ads on other websites. This private information is seemingly proprietary and autonomous but, really, it’s not. Rather, it structures capital today, wed to our day-to-day living.” David Everett Howe • Frieze