Mark Fisher’s Popular Modernism

It’s been three years since we lost Mark Fisher, but his vision of a socialist future endures.

Illustration by Charlie Le Maignan

At the heart of the work of Mark Fisher is something he called “popular modernism.” By this, he meant a kind of culture — most often found in music — that straddled the experimental and the mainstream. While popular, it required work to be fully understood, doing away with past forms, following a modernist “make it new” […]

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