The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey

ogmcoverlarge2Theorising the “poetic turn” in cultural discourse from the 1950s to the present, The Organ Grinder’s Monkey meditates on the post-avant-garde condition mapped out in the work of an international roster of artists, writers, philosophers and film-makers, from Abstract Expressionism to the New Media, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Luc Godard, Cy Twombly, Rosalind Krauss, Dusan Makavejev, Michael Dransfield, Charles Olson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Guy Debord, Joshua Cohen, Pierre Joris, Philippe Sollers, Karen Mac Cormack, Lukas Tomin, John Kinsella, and others.

“Armand displays a formidable historical knowledge.” John Hawke, Cordite

“Armand is unafraid to ask the most basic questions, to go beyond the zone in which most cultural discussions operate in order to ask what underlies our capacity for thought, for imaging, for communication. Time and again he takes his reader to the edge of what is thinkable, subjecting familiar concepts to stringent analysis and casting an original light on old debates.” Derek Attridge Continue reading

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