1620 12th Avenue
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Annie McClanahan, Johanna Isaacson, Christopher Nealon
Capitalist Realism is a term coined by Mark Fisher. He argued that we live under an aesthetic regime equivalent to Socialist Realism in the U.S.S.R., a style of knowing and representing which mediates (and deforms) the reality of the so-called Free Market. Fisher’s insight still resonates, as a look at artistic depictions of Post-Financial crisis austerity confirms. Annie McClanahan, author “Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture,” will talk about “Tip Work, Gig Work, Sex Work, and Contemporary TV.” Johanna Isaacson, author of “The Ballerina and The Bull”, will talk about “It Follows: Contemporary Horror and the Feminization of Labor.” Poet Chris Nealon, author of “The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in the American Century,” will moderate.