This essay attempts to excavate the contours of Jack Smith's anti-capitalist critique by analyzing the artist's use of objects and commodities, his economy of time and his engagement with technology. In so doing, it hopes to provide a materialist understanding of Smith's work and of the nature of work therein. This analysis provides the substantiation to the much-cited, but rarely explored notion of "landlordism" in Smith's cosmology.
"Not Being Able to Work that Way as an Endangered Ability – Jack Smith, Das Kapital: Volumes I, II and III,"
Criticism: Vol. 56:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/criticism/vol56/iss2/7