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The Resource Forgetting the art world, Pamela M. Lee

Forgetting the art world, Pamela M. Lee

Label
Forgetting the art world
Title
Forgetting the art world
Statement of responsibility
Pamela M. Lee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 images of movement and migration, borders and multitudes, but Lee looks beyond iconography to view globalization as a world process. Rather than think about the "global art world" as a socioeconomic phenomenon, or in terms of the imagery it stages and sponsors, Lee considers "the work of art's world" as a medium through which globalization takes place. She argues that the work of art is itself both object and agent of globalization. Lee explores the ways that art actualizes, iterates, or enables the processes of globalization, offering close readings of works by artists who have come to prominence in the last two decades. She examines the "just in time" managerial ethos of Takahashi Murakami; the production of ethereal spaces in Andreas Gursky's images of contemporary markets and manufacture; the logic of immanent cause dramatized in Thomas Hirschhorn's mixed-media displays; and the "pseudo-collectivism" in the contemporary practice of the Atlas Group, the Raqs Media Collective, and others. To speak of "the work of art's world," Lee says, is to point to both the work of art's mattering and its materialization, to understand the activity performed by the object as utterly continuous with the world it at once inhabits and creates
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Pamela M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.G55
LC item number
L44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and globalization
  • Art, Modern
  • Art and globalization
  • Art, Modern
Label
Forgetting the art world, Pamela M. Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
769763940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780262017732
Lccn
2011052296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769763940
Label
Forgetting the art world, Pamela M. Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
769763940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780262017732
Lccn
2011052296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)769763940

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