The Final Unfettering
Get your bath water ready. We’re pleased to announce The Final Unfettering, number five in our ongoing series of publications dedicated to economically motivated works of art.
The Final Unfettering is Jay Chung’s loose translation of an original text by German anarchist Walter Serner. Serner was born Walter Seligmann in Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia, in 1886. In 1914 he moved to Berlin to study law. Unfortunately he disappointed his parents by quitting school, disowning the family name, and consorting with anarchists. Hans Richter wrote that Serner “was so naive as to think he could find sympathizers in the world of art. After he turned his back on the art world—the very art world that later used his ideas like a brand of laundry detergent—Serner glorified a world of criminals in which everybody deceives everybody.”
The Final Unfettering is a fitting tribute. In effect Chung has adopted Serner’s text as his own and exploited it as a way of celebrating its timeless pearls of wisdom. Indeed, Walter Serner would be proud.
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