Archive for the ‘primitive accumulation’ Category

the end of RESSOURCES as we know it – conference on the colonial memory of Latin America


conference at HAU3 (Hebbel am Ufer) Berlin organized by Gabriela Massuh and Julia Roth – featuring Eduardo Molinari, Luis Tapia, Maristella Svampa, Raúl Zibechi, Elamr Altvater and many more – click image above to download conference programme and info-pdf (German language)

Arbeitstage – Potosí Principle Workshops at HKW October 8th-9th


download workshop programme in ->Spanish, ->English, or ->German

Artists, curators, theorists, and “correspondents” will come together during the workshops which are part of the „Potosí-Principle”- exhibition to discuss and elaborate following topics: How can we describe colonial as well as contemporary global contexts with Marx’s principle of “primordial accumulation”? How and where is cultural hegemony being produced? Which artistic interventions or practices and which dissenting votes can undermine the standards of a “universal museum” within an internationalised world?
With the participation of Thomas Kuczynski, Silvia Federici, Peter Linebaugh, David Riff, Tom Flynn, Anthony Davies, Timothy Hart, John Barker, Edgar Arandia, Maria Galindo (Mujeres Creando), Elvira Espejo, Eduardo Molinari, Isaías Grinolo, Matthijs de Bruijne, Sonia Abian, Konstanze Schmitt, Christian von Borries, Zhibin Lin and Sun Heng (Migrant Worker Museum) as well as the curators of the project.


Video – artistas y contextos


video by the communication department of MNCARS

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Traficantes de Suenos publishes Federici’s Caliban and the witch in spanish


After Traficantes de Suenos showed the preview dummy of the book on our exhibition book table at MNCARS, finally “Calibán y la bruja. Mujeres, cuerpo y acumulación originaria” by Silvia Federici is published.

click image to access traficantes’ website and support, purchase, donate and/or download the copyleft publication

Exhibition Guide online


Spanish Version + Artist Index

Principio Potosí Seminar February 2010 Madrid


Principio Potosí. Modernidad y la llamada acumulación originaria

Fecha: 4 y 5 de febrero de 2010
Lugar: Auditorio 200
Hora: 18:00 h
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía


David Harvey introduces ‘primitive accumulation’


brief but clear introduction to the primitive accumulation chapter of marx


más allá (further beyond)


Wappen(grau) Kopie