Informations and abstract
Keywords: spacetime capitalism, collecting time, aesthetic surplus, spacetime rights
In 2017, Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana presented Damien Hirst’s project on the wreckage of an ancient ship sunken with the collection of Cif Amotan in the second century CE. In 2019, during the 58th Biennale Arte titled «May You Live in Interesting Time» curated by Ralph Rugoff, Christoph Büchel installed at Arsenale the wreck of the fishing vessel sunken in 2015 with 800 migrants in the Mediterranean sea between the Italian and the Libyan coasts. Looking at artists’ practices, strategies, aesthetics, the paper reflects on the role of contemporary art in a world led by commodification and financialization.