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Forgetting the art world

Author: Pamela M Lee
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
It may be time to forget the art world - or at least to recognize that a certain historical notion of the art world is in eclipse. Today, the art world spins on its axis so quickly that its maps can no longer be read; its borders blur. In Forgetting the Art World, Pamela Lee connects the current state of this world to globalization and its attendant controversies. Contemporary art has responded to globalization with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela M Lee
ISBN: 9780262017732 0262017733
OCLC Number: 769763940
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Forgetting the art world --
The world is flat/the end of the world : Takashi Murakami and the aesthetics of post-Fordism --
Gursky's ether --
Perpetual revolution : Thomas Hirschhorn's sense of the world --
On pseudo-collectivism ; or, How to be a collective in the age of the consumer sovereign --
Conclusion: Numbers.
Responsibility: Pamela M. Lee.


The work of art's mattering and materialization in a globalized world, with close readings of works by Takahashi Murakami, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Hirschhorn, and others.  Read more...
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