(PSJM ed., Empatía, Madrid, 2009)
Book only available in Spanish.
Does critical art preserve its effectiveness once it is inside the museum? Does the system neutralize any political proposal by transforming it into a commodity? The four essays that make up Neutralized [Neutralizados] respond to these and other hot issues of current art. Art as propaganda (of the system and against the system), mass culture, new production technologies, shock culture, the democratization of art, the cultural star system, collective and network creation, collective and individual resistance, the institutional theory of art, the creative industries, the distinction and dissolution of non-representative realist art, the neutralization of discourse. Pablo España, José Otero, Avelino Sala and PSJM, plastic artists who regularly write about art, offer us an exciting and heterogeneous theoretical framework that emerges from praxis. A bittersweet vision of the symbolic world we live in.