abstract expressionism, 55, 56, 70, 77, 87,
107, 168; critique of, 108, 146; popu-
larity of, 209n19, 229–230n22; recep-
tion of, 207n4
abstraction, 9–10, 17, 33, 35, 43, 46,
54, 66, 80–81, 85, 94, 100–105, 110,
112–116, 139, 152, 174, 209n15, 224n6;
aesthetic, 10, 209n15; critique of, 186,
243n2; exchange, 47; Marx on, 9;
modernist, 230n25; Nazi outlawing of,
231n39; in painting, 216n4; postwar,
223n49; real, 10, 17, 33, 205, 209n15,
238n52, 248n51; Sade and, 155, 159;
Soviet model of, 23
Accardi, Carla, 113, 198
accumulation, 9, 55, 57–58, 96, 107,
139, 143, 148, 159, 165, 168, 178, 202,
211n23; capitalist, 13, 58, 96, 159, 203,
208n10; crisis of, 15, 38; cycles of, 8,
14, 18, 27, 53, 55, 64–65, 120, 144–145,
239n57; female body as the source of,
125; Marx on, 126. See also primitive
accumulation
Achromes series (Manzoni), 5, 41, 161–
162, 176
act, 75–76, 100, 146; aesthetic, 5, 208n14;
enunciative, 79; Fontana’s gesture as,
12, 71–72, 74, 82–83, 85, 902033h, 84
Adorno, Theodor, 4, 25–26, 123, 134, 141,
154, 156–158, 61, 229n15, 240–241n72;
Dialectic of Enlightenment, 154; on
lyric poetry after the Holocaust, 4, 70,
200–201, 229n15, 233n51
Agamben, Giorgio, 31, 69, 194, 225n13;
on art in relation to the factory floor,
46; Homo Sacer, 31
alienation, 35, 129–130, 137, 146, 201,
240n68
Allora and Calzadilla, 169, 243n1
Alloway, Lawrence, 95, 216n4, 228nn5–6
Alquati, Romano, 21, 23–24, 27, 64, 127,
129–131, 133–135, 150, 182–183, 198,
214n51, 237n36; Scritti Sulla Fiat et
Altri Scriti, 130; “Struggle at Fiat,” 129,
214n51; workers’ inquiries and, 170,
183, 235n15
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