New Article on the Successes of Failure


 
A*DESK website landing page (Magazine, 26 August 2019):  https://a-desk.org

A*DESK website landing page (Magazine, 26 August 2019): https://a-desk.org

 

The final of four short articles I wrote is now available via A*DESK, a trilingual contemporary art journal produced in Barcelona. Each of these four texts revisits and reframes a previously published article from the A*DESK archive. Jumping off from Sonia Fernández Pan’s 2015 essay “Fail Better” and related texts, more recently published in A*DESK, my introduction points briefly to the contradictory logic and function of failure in contemporary culture.

ENTRY #4: “FAIL BETTER” BY SONIA FERNÁNDEZ PAN (NOV 2015) AND A*DESK’S MAY 2019 ISSUE ON FAILURE (English)
TEXTO NÚMERO 4: “FAIL BETTER” DE SONIA FERNÁNDEZ PAN (NOVIEMBRE 2015) Y EL NÚMERO MENSUAL DE A*DESK DEDICADO AL FRACASO (MAYO 2019) (Castellano)
TEXT NÚMERO 4: “FAIL BETTER” DE SONIA FERNÁNDEZ PAN (NOVEMBRE 2015) I EL NÚMERO MENSUAL D’A*DESK DEDICAT AL FRACÀS (MAIG 2019) (Catalan)

An excerpt from my introduction:
”…the attention given to failure paradoxically resonates with the monumental catastrophe gripping the planet, the widespread imagining of end times for the anthropocene, and the growing doubts about capitalism’s capacity to retard, let alone reverse, the decay it continues to accelerate.”