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The Resource Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity, Johanna Drucker

Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity, Johanna Drucker

Label
Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity
Title
Sweet dreams
Title remainder
contemporary art and complicity
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Drucker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Johanna Drucker's "sweet dream" is for a new and more positive approach to contemporary art. Drucker argues that contemporary art is fully engaged with material culture - yet still struggling to escape the oppositional legacy of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. She calls for a revamping of the critical vocabulary used to discuss art into one more befitting current creative practices." "Drucker shows that artists today are aware of working within the ideologies of mainstream culture and have replaced avant-garde resistance with acknowledged complicity. Finding their materials at malls and superstores or exploring celebrity culture, contemporary artists have created a vibrantly playful attitude towards mass culture - all while critics continue to cling to an outmoded vocabulary of opposition and radical negativity that defined modernism's avant-grade. At the cutting edge of new media research, Drucker surveys a wide range of exciting contemporary artists demonstrating their clear departure from the past and petitioning viewers and critics to shift their own terms and sensibilities as well. Sweet Dreams is a testament to the creative processes and self-conscious heterogeneity of art today as well as a revolutionary effort to celebrate imaginative, creative thought and the value of art in contemporary life.--
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1952-
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Drucker, Johanna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Postmodernism
  • Art and society
  • Art criticism
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
Label
Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity, Johanna Drucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) 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
Sweet dreams. Twilight ; Reawakening and imagining ; Otherwise, again. -- Current conditions. Symbolic currency ; Complicit sensibilities ; Forms of flirtation. -- Critical histories. The legacy of autonomy ; The reconceptualization of art. -- Forms of complicity. Slacker aesthetics ; Violating the old taboos of fashion, amusement, and sentimentality ; New monumentality and the "Now" sublime ; After visual un-pleasure or monsters and flesh ; Painting as an impure medium ; Hybridity and unnaturalism ; Thingness and objecthood ; Affectivity and entropy ; Dubious documents ; New aestheticism and media culture ; Techno-bodies and art culture ; Commodified and meditated identities ; Image branding and art product design ; Flagrant complicity ; Mediation of modern life
Control code
ocm57528356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 291 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780226165042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)57528356
Label
Sweet dreams : contemporary art and complicity, Johanna Drucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-276) 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
Sweet dreams. Twilight ; Reawakening and imagining ; Otherwise, again. -- Current conditions. Symbolic currency ; Complicit sensibilities ; Forms of flirtation. -- Critical histories. The legacy of autonomy ; The reconceptualization of art. -- Forms of complicity. Slacker aesthetics ; Violating the old taboos of fashion, amusement, and sentimentality ; New monumentality and the "Now" sublime ; After visual un-pleasure or monsters and flesh ; Painting as an impure medium ; Hybridity and unnaturalism ; Thingness and objecthood ; Affectivity and entropy ; Dubious documents ; New aestheticism and media culture ; Techno-bodies and art culture ; Commodified and meditated identities ; Image branding and art product design ; Flagrant complicity ; Mediation of modern life
Control code
ocm57528356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 291 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780226165042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)57528356

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