Series

Mono

Forthcoming

Apr 2019

ISBN 978-1-9164052-5-7

Publication

ContraContemporary

Modernity’s Unknown Future

Original Edition
  • Paperback
  • 175×115mm
Type
  • Norm
Cover Image

With the depletion of modernity, the institutions and operations of the ‘contemporary’ offer new configurations of time-sequencing and history. Theses such as ‘posthistory’, ‘presentism’, or the ‘cancellation of the future’ diagnose our post-modern condition as that of a progressless contemporaneity haunted by the ghosts of futures past.

Contesting this widespread image of a post-modernity deserted by the future, in ContraContemporary Suhail Malik presents a trenchant vision of the task of constructing an art and a politics adequate to the speculative present. When the future is happening now. Everywhere. All the time.