By Julian Jason Haladyn

Boredom and artwork examines using boredom as a method in sleek and modern paintings to withstand or frustrate the consequences of consumerism and capitalism. This booklet strains the emergence of what Haladyn phrases the desire to boredom during which artists, writers and philosophers actively try to use the inability of curiosity inherent within the kingdom of being 'bored' to problem humans. rather than accepting the prescribed meanings of lifestyles given to us through customer or mass tradition, boredom represents the potential of growing which means: ‘a threshold of serious deeds’ in Walter Benjamin’s memorable wording. it really is this belief of boredom as a good event of contemporary subjectivity that's the major severe place of Haladyn's research, during which he proposes that boredom is utilized by artists as a sort of aesthetic resistance that, at its such a lot optimistic, is the desire to boredom.

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