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Holger Kuhn: Crisis—Unrest—Common Sense: Melanie Gilligan, Critique, and the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization
Crisis—Unrest—Common Sense: Melanie Gilligan, Critique, and the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization
(p. 147 – 184)

Holger Kuhn

Crisis—Unrest—Common Sense: Melanie Gilligan, Critique, and the Cultural Logic of Environmentalization

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  • criticism
  • digitalization
  • digital culture

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Holger Kuhn

works as assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) for Historical Visual Culture and Art History at Bielefeld University. From 2016 to 2021 he was postdoctoral researcher at the DFG research training group “Cultures of Critique” at Leuphana University Lüneburg. His current research focuses on and visual culture, media theory, and the questions of financialization and environmentalization in contemporary art.
Other texts by Holger Kuhn for DIAPHANES
Erich Hörl (ed.), Nelly Y. Pinkrah (ed.), ...: Critique and the Digital

The computerization of today’s world has fundamentally transformed the sites of and for critique, and it challenges the meaning of critique as such. The subject of critique, constituted through the cultural techniques of modernity, now collides with the digital, which, as a condition of contemporary life, can be seen both as a product of modernity and as its very ending. Digitality severely alters the subject of critique and its spacio-temporal relations; it may even deprive the subject of its potentiality to be critical in the first place. The authors of this volume therefore examine the existence of critique in the digital, asking what it might be and in what settings it occurs.