The Ultimate Capital is the Sun

Metabolism in Contemporary Art, Politics, Philosophy and Science

Year: 2014 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 18.00 € Format: 17 x 24 cm, softcover, sewn binding Scope: 160 p., 100 images, color ISBN: 978-3-938515-57-0

In times of worldwide human-made transformations, climate change and ecological awareness, expanding and exploding the notion of metabolism seems to be crucial to understanding present and future politics. The publication refers to the Greek word metabolē which originally meant to change and, literally, to throw over. It investigates the understanding of “metabolism” in contemporary art in a dialogue with philosophical and scientific research beyond Eurocentric rationalization.

The catalog was produced on the occasion of the exhibition at nGbK with artists such as Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Wietske Maas, Amina Menia, Pratchaya Phinthong, Timur Si-Qin, Hakan Topal, and Clemens von Wedemeyer, as well as a symposium titled “The Metabolism of the Social Brain” at Akademie der Künste, Berlin. It assembles texts by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Reza Negarestani, Matteo Pasquinelli, and Paul B. Preciado.

Ed.: nGbK

Arbeitsgruppe: Elena Agudio, Dorothee Albrecht, Bonaventure Ndikung, Matteo Pasquinelli, Eylem Sengezer

Mit Beiträgen von: Reza Negarestani, Paul B. Preciado and Dipesh Chakrabarty