Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985

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Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985

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Updated and reorganized to offer the best collection ofstate-of-the-art readings on the role of critical theory incontemporary art, this second edition of Theory in ContemporaryArt since 1985 brings together scholarly essays, artists’statements, and art reproductions to capture the vibrancy anddissonance that define today’s art scene.

  • Incorporates new and updated topics that have become central toart theory and practice over the past decade
  • New and updated chapters cover such topics as: internationalbiennials, historicizing of the term “contemporaryart”, aesthetics, art and politics, feminism and pornography,ecology and art, the Middle East and conflict studies, EasternEuropean art and politics, gender and war, and technology
  • Features a thematic reconfiguration of sections and newintroductions to make readings user–friendly
  • Extensively illustrated throughout with an expanded color-platesection
  • New contributions to this edition include those by AlexanderAlberro, Claire Bishop, T.J. Demos, Anthony Downey, Liam Gillick,Marina Gr?iniæ, Mary Kelly, Chantal Mouffe, Beatriz Preciado,Jacques Ranciere, Blake Stimson, and Chin-Tao Wu.

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Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 is a groundbreaking anthology that captures the essence and the edge of the contemporary art scene. Focusing on key theoretical and aesthetic issues in contemporary art in cultural, historical, and socio-political contextsincluding cultural/multicultural theory, identity politics, AIDS, post-colonialism, globalization, and spectatorshipthis volume brings together a broad selection of important contributions that map out the role that critical theory has played in contemporary art.This anthology mixes established and emergent art voices, including scholars, curators, critics, and artists. Characterized by an interdisciplinarity and multiplicity of sources, Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 brings together scholarly essays, artist statements, and art reproductions to capture the vibrancy and dissonance that defines todays art scene.

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Since its initial publication in 2005, Theory in ContemporaryArt has established itself as an indispensable resource forscholars of art theory. Featuring an updated theoretical frameworkand the addition of numerous writings reflecting the latestdevelopments in the field, the Second Edition captures the vibrancyof the contemporary art scene and the role of critical theorywithin it. The volume combines core texts from the first editionwith state-of-the-art theoretical writings, and juxtaposesnon-Western viewpoints with those from mainstream art centers. Thisedition also assembles a dazzling array of academics, artists,curators, and critics to explore a range of new topics on the arttheory agenda, including: the proliferation of internationalbiennials; genealogy of the term “contemporary art”;the relationship between aesthetics and politics; feminism andpornography; ecology and art; the Middle East and conflict studies;global capitalism and Eastern European art; gender and war; andtechnology.

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