Art Power PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Art Power free pdf Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics. Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market's fiats of inclusion and exclusion. In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to its ideological function. Art, Groys writes, is produced and brought before the public in two ways -- as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In the contemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function. Arguing for the inclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art produced under totalitarianism, Socialism, and post-Communism. He also considers today's mainstream Western art -- which he finds behaving more and more according the norms of ideological propaganda: produced and exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals. Contemporary art, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directed against itself -- by positioning itself simultaneously as an image and as a critique of the image. In Art Power, Groys examines this fundamental appropriation that produces the paradoxical object of the modern artwork.

About Boris Groys

Boris Groys is Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. He is the author of many books, including Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment (2006) and Art Power (2008), both published by the MIT Press.

Details Book

Author : Boris Groys
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 14 March 2008
ISBN : 0262072920
EAN : 9780262072922
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Art Power

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Power Elite free pdfThe Power Elite

    First published in 1956. The Power Elite stands as a contemporary classic of social science and social criticism. C. Wright Mills examines and critiques the organization of power in the United States. calling attention to three firmly interlocked prongs of power: the military..

  • Imagination in Politics free pdfImagination in Politics

    Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power. which. while central to politics. is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. By drawing on works of modern and contemporary Continental political philosophers..

  • Introduction to Antiphilosophy free pdfIntroduction to Antiphilosophy

    Traditional philosophy. claims Boris Groys in this provocative new work. promised to satisfy the desire for knowledge. But why should I bother with knowledge and philosophy at all..

  • The Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries (Routledge Library Editions free pdfThe Geography of Frontiers and Boundaries (Routledge Library Editions

    This book. originally published in 1986. shows the importance of geography in international power politics and shows how geopolitical thought influences policy-making and action. It considers the various elements within international power politics such as ideologies..

  • Power in Global Governance free pdfPower in Global Governance

    This edited volume examines power in its different dimensions in global governance. Scholars tend to underestimate the importance of power in international relations because of a failure to see its multiple forms..

  • Art Power free pdfArt Power

    Free Ebooks Online Download. Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics. Art, argues the dis