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Art Power

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ISBN-10: 0262072920

ISBN-13: 9780262072922

Edition: 2008

Authors: Boris Groys

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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 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; the official and unofficial art of the former Soviet Union and other former Socialist states,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The Logic of Equal Aesthetic Rights
On the New
On the Curatorship
Art in the Age of Biopolitics
From Artwork to Art Documentation
Iconoclasm as an Artistic Device
Iconoclastic Strategies in Film
From Image to Image File--and Back
Art in the Age of Digitalization
Multiple Authorship
The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Critical Reflections
Art at War
The Hero's Body
Adolf Hitler's Art Theory
Educating the Masses
Socialist Realist Art
Beyond Diversity
Cultural Studies and Its Post-Communist Other
Privatizations, or Artificial Paradises of Post-Communism
Europe and Its Others