Yates McKee is an art critic and PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work has appeared in venues including October, The Nation, and Grey Room. He is the co-editor of Sensible Politics: The Visual Cultures of Nongovernmental Activism (Zone Books, 2012), and in 2016 has a forthcoming book from Verso Press called Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition.
From Eco-Art to Biopolitical Struggle on the Eve of COP21By Yates McKee
The timing of this questionnaire is canny. It appears at a moment in which we are witnessing the daily intensification of climate crisis, the strengthening of the climate justice movement, and the radicalization of artists in the orbit of insurgent political formations over the past few years.