Naeem Mohaiemen
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Collectives in Atomised Time

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book project with Doug Ashford | Published by Idensitat | Spain | 2008

Cover image by Fred Askew

The endless debates of art vs. politics; reportage vs. agitprop vs. poetics; what is and isn't art. My feeling is that the specific reality within which our Visible Collective project formed, operated, and ended, were very specific to the 00's. Even the way in which we quickly became commodified within an uber-category of "collective art practices" is specific to an over-heated market. The context within which Group Material worked was different, and the results were....?