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3. Consuming culture

3. Consuming culture  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776175
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0003
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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 ... More
2. New world order

2. New world order  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776175
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0002
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9780192806468
The Liverpool Biennial in 1999 is an example of the widespread phenomenon of the biennial event, which has helped produce a rise to prominence of artists from nations that had previously ... More
1. A zone of freedom?

1. A zone of freedom?  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776175
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0001
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The contemporary art world exists beyond the borders of normal rules and behaviours. Artists have freedom to choose their own meaning and audiences have freedom in the ways they can ... More
1. Tracking the avant-garde

1. Tracking the avant-garde  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775857
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0002
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‘Tracking the avant-garde’ traces the origins of the avant-garde, which describes a desire to experiment and to lift the status of art. The early years of the avant-garde established the ... More
2. Modern media, modern messages

2. Modern media, modern messages  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0003
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A century ago, art could be defined by its media (oil, clay, bronze, marble). Today, anything goes (blood, naked people, chocolate, rubbish). ‘Modern media, modern messages’ looks at how ... More
3. From Picasso to pop idols: the eminence of the artist

3. From Picasso to pop idols: the eminence of the artist  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0004
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In the art world the concept of ‘genius’ seems to have been superseded by that of ‘celebrity’. ‘From Picasso to pop idols: the eminence of the artist’ examines the relationship between the ... More
5. Past the post: whatever next?

5. Past the post: whatever next?  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0006
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Postmodernism has turned the art world upside down. It appears to have been a cultural upheaval on a scale not seen since the emergence of the avant-garde. ‘Past the post: whatever next?’ ... More
Introduction: modern art – monument or mockery?

Introduction: modern art – monument or mockery?  

David Cottington

in Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.003.0001
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9780192803641
How is modern art viewed today, by the public and by the art establishment? There seems to be a mismatch in many cases between the public's reaction of ridicule and the art establishment's ... More
Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian Stallabrass

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776175
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192806468
Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction takes us inside the international art world to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a ... More
Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction  

David Cottington

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775857
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803641.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192803641
Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to ... More

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