A new enlightenment?

Read Maria Lind, from the March 2014 issue

Liam Gillick, Factories in the Snow, 2007. Photo: Aurélien Mole. Courtesy Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

For a while I’ve been thinking about the Enlightenment, the New Enlightenment – the one in which the shape of everything from activism to theory revisits many of the virtues that were once held high by the ‘old’ Enlightenment. Virtues such as emancipation and egalitarianism, things – free education and healthcare, reasonably functioning infrastructure (like the postal system and the railways), personal privacy and stability, equality for women and treatment of the child as an active subject – that have…

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