Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
Karen Blixens Vej 1
2300 København S
Primary fields of research
Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen is an art historian and theorists working on the politics and history of the avant-garde, the politics of contemporary art and the revolutionary tradition. Author of seven books in Danish, six in English - Crisis to Insurrection: Notes on the ongoing collapse (Minor Compositions, 2014), Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level: J.V. Martin and the Situationist International (Sternberg, 2015), Hegel after Occupy (Sternberg Press, 2018, translated into French by Philippe Blouin and published by Édition Divergences, 2020), After the Great Refusal: Essays on Contemporary Art, Its Contradictions and Difficulties (Zero Books, 2018, translated into French by José Chatroussat and published by L'Harmattan, 2019, translated into Italian by Marcello Tarì and published by AgenziaX, 2021), Trump's Counter-Revolution (Zero Books, 2018, translated into French by Philippe Blouin and published by Éditions Divergences, 2019, and translated into Italian by Marcello Tarí and published by AgenziaX, 2019) and Late Capitalist Fascism (Polity, 2021) - and a long list of articles about the revolutionary tradition and modern art in journals such as e-flux journal, Multitudes, New Formations, Oxford Art Journal, Rethinking Marxism, Texte zur Kunst, Third Text and Variations. Editor of 7 books in Danish and three in English: Totalitarian Art and Modernity (ed. w. Jacob Wamberg, 2010), Expect Anything Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere (ed. w. Jakob Jakobsen, 2011) and Cosmonauts of the Future: Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere (ed. w. Jakob Jakobsen). Ocassional cultural producer, including the exhibition This World We Must Leave in Aarhus Kunstbygning in 2010 with Jakob Jakobsen, new edition Kunsthall Oslo, 2016, and the play Revolution, with Christian Lollike at Nationaltheatret in Oslo, 2017, S/H in Copenhagen 2018.