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.