In The Future of the New, artists, theorists and professionals working the art field reflect on the role of the arts in a world that is speeding up and changing through the joint forces of globalization, digitization, commodification and financialization. Can artistic innovation still function as a source of critique? How do artists, theorists and art organizations deal with the changing role of and discourse on innovation? Should we look for alternative ways to innovate, or should we change our discourse and look for other (new!) ways to talk about the new? Combining timely analyses of contemporary art and inspiring visions for the future, The Future of the New attempts to set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation. It includes writings by leading theorists in this field, such as Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Suhail Malik, Benjamin Noys, Hartmut Rosa and Nick Srnicek.