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Art power

Author: Boris Groĭs
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Art Power' the author examines modern art according to its ideological function. Art, he argues, is produced and brought before the public in two ways - as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In developing his thesis he looks at art produced under totalitarinism, Socialism and post-Communism.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Boris Groĭs
ISBN: 9780262072922 0262072920
OCLC Number: 137331391
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2009 Frank Jewett Mather Award given by the College Art Association (CAA). 2009
Description: 187, [3] pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Logic of equal aesthetic rights --
On the new --
On the curatorship --
Art in the age of biopolitics: from artwork to art documentation --
Iconoclasm as 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 heros 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.
Responsibility: Boris Groys.

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In 'Art Power' the author examines modern art according to its ideological function. Art, he argues, is produced and brought before the public in two ways - as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In developing his thesis he looks at art produced under totalitarinism, Socialism and post-Communism.
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