Slavko Kacunko, Culture as Capital (2015). Logos Verlag Berlin [383 pgs.]
By following and reproducing the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital – an accumulative, speculative and, ultimately, financial affair. In some of its media and site-(un)specific manifestations, process art – which aims to encompass both old and new media art – seems to resist this pressure, despite, nonetheless, not being protected from regulations and incorporations. In the present collection of his recent essays, Slavko Kacunko discusses the process art by crossing the disciplines of art history and comparative media-, visual- and -cultural studies.