Notes on Evil (Critic’s Essay Series)

Notes on Evil (Critic’s Essay Series)


What is “evil”? How is it categorized, understood and used? Surveying examples from cinema, music and politics, “Notes on Evil” offers a series of observations on the mechanisms by which societies construct enemies in a collective bid to expel their problems. But does the label of evil help to rid us of social ills? Or does it just lead to superficial, aestheticized purges that distract us from deeper forms of inequity? Artist and writer Steven Warwick provides us with pointed notes on the overlapping social architectures that frame our current discourse on good and evil, seeking to chart a path beyond our collective impasse.

Steven Warwick is an artist, writer, and musician based in Berlin. His pluralistic, multidisciplinary practice spans formats such as albums, galleries, nightclubs, print publications, and the Internet. Warwick’s writing has appeared in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and Urbanomic.

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Author: Steven Warwick
Publisher: Floating Opera Press
Pages: 84
Material: softcover
ISBN: 9783981910872
Dimensions: 12 × 17 cm