Hito Steyerl, Liquidity Inc., 2014 (still) HD video file, single channel in architectural environment, 30 minutes. Image courtesy of the Artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Hito Steyerl’s “Liquidity Inc.” and Art Under Neoliberalism

What can contemporary art tell us about the reality in which we’re living? Through a reading of "Liquidity Inc." by the German artist Hito Steyerl, Gary Zhang reflects on 2008 as a technological, economic and aesthetic turning point — and on its consequences for representing realism in a 'post-truth' world.