Mike Watson

Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College and has curated for Nomas Foundation and at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennales. He has written regularly for Frieze, Art Review, and Radical Philosophy. His book, Towards a Conceptual Militancy, available from Zero Books on 27 May 2016, calls on the artist to mount a defence of subjective freedom in opposition to the twin objectifying factors of Science and Capital, personified by growing surveillance technology. The book is both a critique of the political left and the art world, ultimately arguing for a commons-based cultural management that can act a space or rethinking the approach of the left. Mike lives and works in Rome where he is an adjunct professor at John Cabot University.

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