My review of Andy Merrifield’s “The Amateur” at Frieze

I’m very happy to review Andy Merrifield’s new book, The Amateur: The Pleasures of Doing What You Love (Verso, 2017) in my debut article for Frieze: 

For Merrifield, bearing the standard of amateurism is not an idle wish, but an urgent political project. He challenges us to consider: what kind of world could we create if ‘following our passions’ wasn’t an empty sales pitch or a manipulative goad from people trying to extract our labour for cheap, but something we had the time and resources to do?

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