Brian Holmes

Brian Holmes, is an art critic, theorist and activist, particularly involved with the mapping of contemporary capitalism.

He has recently published an anthology, _Hieroglyphs of the Future_ (Zagreb: Arkzin/WHW, 2003). New projects are going up at, in the Media Design Research section.  Brian Holmes lives in Paris, and is interested primarily in the intersections of artistic and political practice. He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley. He was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany, 1997, was a member of the graphic arts group Ne pas plier from 1999 to 2001, and has recently worked with the French conceptual art group Bureau d'études. He is a frequent contributor to the international mailinglist Nettime, a member of the editorial committee of the art magazine "Springerin" and the political-economy journal "Multitudes", a regular contributor to the magazine Parachute, and a founder of the new journal "Autonomie Artistique". He is currently preparing a book in French, entitled "La personnalité flexible: Pour une nouvelle critique de la culture."