Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 29 (60):48-71 (2020)

Abstract
This article discusses Fin de Copenhague, a Situationist book experiment from 1957 by Asger Jorn and Guy Debord. By way of a contextualizing archival study with special attention to Jorn’s contemporaneous book project Pour la forme, the article demonstrates that the Russian avant-garde book was a key influence if also a point of critical departure. On this reading, Fin de Copenhague marks a turn away from the unbridled technological optimism of the historical avant-garde. In its material implications and aesthetic choices, Fin de Copenhague draws attention to crucial changes in the capitalist mode of production and challenges the then nascent discourse about “full automation.”
Keywords Asger Jorn  Automation  Guy Debord  Postwar  Situationist International  Value-form theory
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.7146/nja.v29i60.122841
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,848
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

A New Avant-Garde?Gerald Keaney - 2011 - Rethinking Marxism 23 (4):556-564.
The Avant-Garde as Continuous Experience.Helen V. Petrovsky - 2017 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 55 (3-4):252-264.
Santayana a Avantgarda.Lenka Bandurová - 2013 - Espes 2 (1):9-19.
Avant-Garde Films as Philosophy.Malcolm Turvey - 2019 - In Noël Carroll, Laura T. Di Summa & Shawn Loht (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures. Springer. pp. 573-600.
Debord, Constant, and the Politics of Situationist Urbanism.Brian Elliott - 2009 - Radical Philosophy Review 12 (1-2):249-272.
The Force of Art.Krzysztof Ziarek - 2004 - Stanford University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-11-23

Total views
3 ( #1,300,652 of 2,432,829 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #464,144 of 2,432,829 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes