ART FOR UBI (MANIFESTO)
112 x 178mm, 176 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022
A manifesto for radical care and universal and unconditional basic income, as a tool for social transformation and social equality highlighting values, needs and desires opposing the present inequalities generated by neoliberalism and the ecological unsustainability of capitalism.
Art for UBI is a manifesto: the world of art positions itself in favor of universal and unconditional basic income, placing in the foreground its advantageous conditions in economic, social and ecological terms. The manifesto was born as collective writing within the School of Mutations, a project of the Institute of Radical Imagination, an international platform of artists, researchers, activists and curators engaged in the experimentation of post-capitalist artistic practices. In addition to the introduction by the curators, the volume contains the contributions of diverse artists, theorists and activists addressing UBI in the panorama of the generalized precariousness of artistic work, the demand for income in transfeminist and decolonial struggles, mutualism practices in the independent art scene, the relationship between finance, fabulation and crypto philosophy.
The volume includes the dramaturgy of Una Renta, Muchos Mundos / One Income, Many Worlds, a performative investigation by IRI on the subject of income conducted in Madrid involving a diverse sample of residents. The performance was staged at the Reina Sofia Museum in the framework of the program On The Precipice of Time. Practices of insurgent imagination. The Zapatista Forum in September 2021.