Alexander Alberro, Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, is the editor of the recently published book Working Conditions: The Writings of Hans Haacke (MIT Press).
Working Conditions collects writings by Hans Haacke that explain and document his practice. The texts run from straightforward descriptions to wide-ranging reflections and full-throated polemics. Haacke's art articulates the interdependence of multiple elements. An artwork is not merely an object but is also its context--the economic, social, and political conditions of the art world and the world at large. The volume features a thorough introduction to the writings of Haacke by Prof. Alberro.