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Intro -- Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- A User's Guide to Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present -- 1 The Contemporary and Globalization -- Worlds Apart: Contemporary Art, Globalization, and the Rise of Biennials -- "Our" Contemporaneity? -- Ab-original: Contemporaneity and the Origins of Art -- The Art-World Considers "the contemporary" -- The Historicity of the Contemporary is Now! -- 2 Art after Modernism and Postmodernism -- Elite Art in an Age of Populism -- "Of Adversity we Live!" -- Making it Work: Artists and Contemporary Art in China -- 3 Formalism -- Form Struggles -- Polemics -- Łódź -- Multiple Ironies -- Generational Contracts -- Form Incorporating Ironies -- Formalism Redefined -- The World in Plain View: Form in the Service of the Global -- 4 Medium Specificity -- The (Re)Animation of Medium Specificity in Contemporary Art -- Media Specificity in Context -- Around '89 -- Recollecting (Media) History -- Open End -- Medium Aspecificity/Autopoietic Form -- Specificity -- 5 Art and Technology -- Test Sites: Fabrication -- Inhabiting the Technosphere: Art and Technology Beyond Technical Invention -- Conceptual Art 2.0 -- Platforms -- Nodes and Nets -- Conceptual Art 2.0 -- 6 Biennials -- In Defense of Biennials -- Curating in Heterogeneous Worlds -- Biennial Culture and the Aesthetics of Experience -- Trajectories of Experience -- Philosophies -- 7 Participation -- Participation -- The Ripple Effect: "Participation" as an Expanded Field -- Publicity and Complicity in Contemporary Art -- 8 Activism -- Activism -- Knit Dissent -- Craft Kills -- Contemporary War/Craft -- Labor, Politics, Gender -- Light from a Distant Star: A Meditation on Art, Agency, and Politics -- Plenitude? -- Time-out? -- Plugs and Sockets? -- Protagonist? -- World? -- Acts? -- Storytellers?.
Significance? -- Time? -- 9 Agency -- Participation in Art: 10 Theses -- Fusions of Powers: Four Models of Agency in the Field of Contemporary Art, Ranked Unapologetically in Order of Preference -- Indefinite Postponements -- Catholics -- Conspirateurs Professionnels -- Atheist Choir Boys -- Strategic Essentialism -- Life Full of Holes: Contemporary Art and Bare Life -- 10 The Rise of Fundamentalism -- Monotheism à la Mode -- Return of the Toad -- Iconoclasm: A Modernology -- The Profanations of Art -- Erasures -- Freedom's Just Another Word -- Protest Scene -- The Fundamental Right -- Consensus Overruling Democracy -- Who Speaks Thus? -- On the Frontline: The Politics of Terrorism in Contemporary Pakistani Art -- 11 Judgment -- Judgment's Troubled Objects -- A Producer's Journal, or Judgment A Go-Go -- 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- After Criticism -- 12 Markets -- Globalization and Commercialization of the Art Market -- Introduction -- The Rise of the Art Fair, the Internet, and the Auction Houses -- Globalization and its Limits -- Commercialization -- The Limits of "Hostile Worlds" -- Three Perspectives on the Market -- Untitled -- 13 Art Schools and the Academy -- Lifelong Learning -- Hyper School -- Amateur Institutions -- Professional Amateurs -- School as Form -- Before and After -- Art without Institutions -- "Will the Academy Become a Monster?" -- 14 Scholarship -- Our Literal Speed -- Globalization, Art History, and the Specter of Difference -- The Academic Condition of Contemporary Art -- The Contemporary is not the Present -- Art History is not the Past -- Contemporary Art Needs Contemporary Art History -- Index.
An engaging account of today's contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world. Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989 Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.