List price: $17.95
Buy it from $9.19
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play ofglobal politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics. Art, argues thedistinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market'sfiats of inclusion and exclusion. In Art Power, Groys examines modern andcontemporary art according to its ideological function. Art, Groys writes, is produced and broughtbefore the public in two ways -- as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In thecontemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function. Arguing for theinclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art producedunder totalitarianism, Socialism, and post-Communism. He also considers today's mainstream Westernart -- which he finds behaving more and more according the norms of ideological propaganda: producedand exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals. Contemporaryart, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directedagainst 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 theparadoxical object of the modern artwork.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/8/2013
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall