Sonia Kazovsky: Capital-as-Power: elaborating strategies in and through art in the financial and political contemporary

Advisor/tutor: Rachel O’ Reilly
Arnhem, June 2017


My thesis seeks to analyze the location of contemporary art within the current composition of global capital. Through such an analysis I hope to map the barriers and potentials for political and artistic participation under the conditions identified. In chapter one I will formulate and analyze the state of contemporary art through discursive¨ material and economic perspectives. Further, through positioning the narrative of the contemporary as proposed by Peter Osborne and later on the identification of the contemporary by Suhail Malik, I elaborate a genealogy of the present based on two distinct ontologies of avantgarde practice.