Joost de Bloois is assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, departments of Cultural Analysis and Comparative Literature, and has directed seminars a.o. at the Sandberg Institute, Rietveld Academy, Matadero Madrid, SMBA. He has published extensively on the nexus between art and politics in a.o. Volume!, OPEN, nY, Historical Materialism, Rethinking Marxism. de Blooijs is currently working on three research projects: Art Under Austerity: Precarity and Art in Contemporary Europe; Political Art in the Netherlands; A Communism in the Arts: Alain Badiou’s Political Aesthetics.