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p. 503. Consuming culturelocked

  • Julian Stallabrass


What is the relationship between the contemporary art world, consumer culture, and mass culture? ‘Consuming Culture’ examines the long history of art's separation from and merging with commodity culture. During the 1990s there was an intensification of the forces involved in this merger, many of them old features of capitalism, and these contributed to the dominance of a current triumphant consumer culture. The art world and the fashion industry became increasingly closely connected. However, there are few artists who bring the fields of production and consumption into connection and contention.

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