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Publications for Dr Gavin Grindon


  • with Banksy, The Occpation Museum, The Walled off Hotel, Bethlehem, Palestine, 2017.
  • The Museum of Cruel Designs, Guerilla Island, Dismaland, Weston-Super-Mare, 2015.
  • with Catherine Flood, Disobedient Objects, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014-2015. (2015-17 tour currently being confirmed to Australia, Chile, Argentina, several US venues and V&A Dundee)

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Museum of Cruel Designs,” Dismaland catalogue, ed. Banksy, Dismaland, Weston-Super-Mare, 2015.
  • with Catherine Flood, “Introduction,” Disobedient Objects, ed. Gavin Grindon and Catherine Flood, V&A Publishing, London, 2014.
  • “Poetry Written in Gasoline: Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker,” Art History 38:1, 2015, pp.170-209.
  • “Surrealism, Dada and the Refusal of Work: Autonomy, Activism and Social Participation in the Radical Avant-Garde,” The Oxford Art Journal 34:1, 2011. pp.79-96. (Also available in Turkish).
  • “Revolutionary Romanticism: Henri Lefebvre’s Revolution as Festival,” Third Text 27:2, 2013. pp.208-220.
  • “Alchemist of the Revolution: The Affective Materialism of Georges Bataille,” Third Text 24:3, 2010. pp.305-17.
  • “The Breath of the Possible,” in ed. David Graeber and Stevphen Shukaitis, Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigation // Collective Theorisation, AK Press, 2007. pp.94-107.


  • with John Jordan, A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible. 2010, self-published pamphlet/zine. Republished in book form 2011 by Minor Compositions/Autonomedia. (Also available in French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek and Italian).

Edited Books

  • with Catherine Flood, Disobedient Objects, V&A Publishing, 2014 (Contributors include Judith Jack Halberstam, David Graeber and Julia Bryan-Wilson).
  • Waldemar Fydrich, Lives of the Orange Men: An Autobiographical History of The Polish Orange Alternative Movement, Foreword by the Yes Men, Minor Compositions, London, 2014 (Abridged English translation of Żywoty Mężów Pomarańczowych).


  • Henri Lefebvre, “Revolutionary Romanticism.” Art in Translation 4:2, 2012. From “Le Romantisme Révolutionnaire.” Nouvelle Review Française, no. 58, 1st October 1957. Reprinted in Au-Delà Du Structuralisme, Éditions Anthropos, Paris, 1971. pp.27-50.

PDFs of all of these are available free here.

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