The Situationist International (SI) was a revolutionary postwar group, founded in 1957 by French Marxist philosopher and filmmaker Guy Debord and Danish artist Asger Jorn. Operating primarily in Paris, the SI was a truly international organization within the scope of Europe and North Africa, which developed a critique of late capitalist society through an amalgam of Marxist theory and surrealism. This included strong antagonistic tendencies directed not only at capitalist cornerstones, such as mass production and the unification of labor, but also at other aspects of the system like leisure and commodity. Debord explicitly stated that a principle objective of…

Rada Georgieva

Art History and Russian MA student at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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