Bad New Days

Bad New Days Art, Criticism, Emergency FOSTER, Hal

One of the world s leading art theorists dissects a quarter century of artistic practice "Bad New Days" examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror. Considering the work of artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tacita Dean, and Isa Genzken, and the writing of thinkers like Jacques Ranciere, Bruno Latour, and Giorgio Agamben, Hal Foster shows the ways in which art has anticipated this condition, at times resisting the collapse of the social contract or gesturing toward its repair; at other times burlesquing it. Against the claim that art making has become so heterogeneous as to defy historical analysis, Foster argues that the critic must still articulate a clear account of the contemporary in all its complexity. To that end, he offers several paradigms for the art of recent years, which he terms abject, archival, mimetic, and precarious. "
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Specificaties

Isbn
9781784781484
Uitgever
Verso Books
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-2017
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
208 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Kunst

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