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Revealing how conventional thinking about art is largely based on ...
Revealing how conventional thinking about art is largely based on misconceptions about its history, Preziosi and Farago call for a radical rethink of the subject and its relationship to a wide swath of today’s world—from religion and philosophy to culture and politics. The authors probe a variety of issues, including the dangers of art and trap of the visual; the frame that blinds us; deconstruction of the agencies of art; the intersections of the local and global; the breach of art and religion, and commodifying artistry. Provocative and groundbreaking, Art is Not What You Think It Is will reshape conventional assumptions about the nature, meaning, and ultimate fate of art in today’s world.
Preface: Art Is Not What You Think It Is viii
Introduction: Art and/as Manifesto 1
First Incursion: Artistry and Authorship 19
Second Incursion: The Dangers of Art and the Trap of the Visual 33
Third Incursion: To See the Frame that Blinds Us 52
Fourth Incursion: Deconstructing the Agencies of Art 74
Fifth Incursion: Intersections of the Local and the Global 94
Sixth Incursion: Into the Breach of Art and Religion 121
Seventh Incursion: The Art of Commodifying Artistry 142