What Now? On Future Identities
Edited by Anne Barlow and Kristen Chappa
An Art in General Publication
Paperback, English, 96 pp.
Black Dog Publishing, UK
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What Now? On Future Identities examines the notions of “future identities”, through discussions around the construction of the self, queer theory, self-determination, mutability, the body, technology and social media, as well as the ever-evolving relationship between the digital and the material.
Bringing together contributions from artists, curators, educators, cultural theorists and psychologists, alongside artists’ interventions, What Now? On Future Identities is the second in a series of publications that coincide with the symposium of the same title, held by Art in General, New York in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
The book considers how this contemporary political movement is different from the kinds of activism that arose around identity politics during the 1960s through to the 1990s, and how new thinking might shape ideas around “performing citizenship” or creating a new sense of commons in the future.
What Now? On Future Identities follows the first book in Black Dog Publishing’s series with Art in General, What Now? The Politics of Listening. The series is ongoing with another title to be published next season.
The What Now? Symposium, and accompanying book series from 2015-2017, is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-10-14-0304-14).