Fellow Baltimore writer Spencer Compton will be sharing commentary from his new book, "Get Real" at 7pm tonight (Oct. 26) at Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffee House.
"Get Real" is a series of essays that rummage through semi-disparate correlations and cultural debris in order to bring about a new yet familiar geopolitical aura. Extracting and then naming synonyms like contemporary art and imperialism, popular music and despotism, nations and youth cliques, the excessive qualification of our speech and that of capital, "Get Real" sheds a long-awaited light on the fractured historicity of the contemporary. The premise is simple and formidable: capital now overrides creativity as the prime denominator in the ever too popular production, exhibition and critique of Art as such. What to do?