OEI #82-83: ART IN THE AGE OF KLEPTOMANIA edited by Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas
195 x 300mm, 288 pages, full colour printing on various paper stocks, perfect bound, 2019
Art in the Age of Kleptomania is issue number 82-83 of OEI, an art and literary project run by Jonas Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg in Stockholm, Sweden. In this volume, the editors of OEI have assembled a group of artists, poets, scholars, and cultural workers to examine their place within neoliberalism and comment on the boundaries of this socio-political phenomena, especially in regards to it’s interweaving with art and the art market. Several essays, reproductions of artworks, photographs, and annotated documents are combined in this comprehensive publication on the global ramifications of neoliberalism. With its emphasis on free-market competition, neoliberalism’s ingestion of avant-garde art and cultural critique as yet another packaged and marketed product to be sold to the masses, is taken to task in this latest volume. Guest editors Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas are a Seattle based artist duo whose socially engaged practice encompasses writing, video, sculpture, and installation.
“OEI is a Stockholm based magazine for extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between poetry, art, philosophy, film, and documents; critical investigations, editorial enunciations, aesthetic technologies, non-affirmative writing, speculative archaeologies, new ecologies and counter-historiographies.
OEI magazine was founded in 1999 and has published 83 issues. The publishing structure OEI editör was started in 2002 and has published some 100 books of investigative poetry, aesthetic documents, bookworks, theoretical and poetological texts etc.” -OEI