Ray, Gene

Gene Ray is a critic and theorist living in Berlin. His essays about issues at the intersections of art and radical politics have appeared in Third Text, Left Curve, and Analyse & Kritik. His most recent book is Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). The editor of Joseph Beuys: Mapping the Legacy (DAP, 2001) and a contributor to Territories: Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia (KW, 2003), he has taught critical art theory at New College of Florida and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. More recent texts are online at: http://transform.eipcp.net/bio/ray

Aktuelle Beiträge der Autorin / des Autors

Antinomies of Autonomism

On Art, Instrumentality and Radical Struggle
in (31.08.2009)

The revolutionary organization has had to learn that it can no longer combat alienation by means of alienated forms of struggle.
(Debord, Society of the Spectacle)1

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'The Central Fire'

History and the Predicament of Critique
in (02.04.2009)

"Is it all the fault of the system? Systems are such heavy chains that they exonerate the infinitesimal individual, the thinking reed, the trampled reed.

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History, Sublime, Terror:

Notes on the Politics of Fear
in (12.11.2007)

Six years into a so-called war against terrorism it seems timely enough to ask whether the category of the sublime is relevant to our political understanding of the world we live in today.

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