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Toward Materialist Aesthetics

Deconstructing Aesthetic Forms

We live in a world of images; there is nothing outside of the image. In recent centuries, the world has seen an accelerating proliferation of images, constantly under siege by their internal messages and the aesthetics that communicate them. Therefore, aesthetics are ground zero for praxis. As the image replaces the text as the dominant means of communication in social life, the political and ideological potentials of visual aesthetics grow in equal proportion.

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