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The Resource Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line, by Nestor García Canclini ; translated by David Frye, (electronic book)

Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line, by Nestor García Canclini ; translated by David Frye, (electronic book)

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Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line
Title
Art beyond itself
Title remainder
anthropology for a society without a story line
Statement of responsibility
by Nestor García Canclini ; translated by David Frye
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
First published in Spanish in 2010, Art beyond Itself is Néstor García Canclini's deft assessment of contemporary art. The renowned cultural critic suggests that, ideally, art is the place of imminence, the place where we glimpse something just about to happen. Yet, as he demonstrates, defining contemporary art and its role in society is an ever more complicated endeavor. Museums, auction houses, artists, and major actors in economics, politics, and the media are increasingly chummy and interdependent. Art is expanding into urban development and the design and tourism industries. Art practices based on objects are displaced by practices based on contexts. Aesthetic distinctions dissolve as artworks are inserted into the media, urban spaces, digital networks, and social forums. Oppositional artists are adrift in a society without a clear story line. What, after all, counts as transgression in a world of diverse and fragmentary narratives? Seeking a new analytic framework for understanding contemporary art, García Canclini is attentive to particular artworks; to artists including Francis Alÿs, León Ferrari, Teresa Margolles, Antoni Muntadas, and Gabriel Orozco; and to efforts to preserve, for art and artists, some degree of independence from religion, politics, the media, and the market
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NDD
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García Canclini, Néstor
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
G37213 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Frye, David L.
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  • Art and society
  • Art and anthropology
  • Postmodernism
  • Aesthetics, Modern
Label
Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line, by Nestor García Canclini ; translated by David Frye, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Aesthetics and Social Sciences: converging doubts -- Visual cultures: between art and heritage -- Reappropriating objects: art, marketing, or culture? -- Putting a value on art: between the market and politics -- Unsure localizations -- The death of public space: survival tactics -- How society makes art
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unknown
Extent
xxvi, 201 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822356233
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Art beyond itself : anthropology for a society without a story line, by Nestor García Canclini ; translated by David Frye, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Aesthetics and Social Sciences: converging doubts -- Visual cultures: between art and heritage -- Reappropriating objects: art, marketing, or culture? -- Putting a value on art: between the market and politics -- Unsure localizations -- The death of public space: survival tactics -- How society makes art
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvi, 201 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780822356233
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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