Art & Its Shadow / Edition 1

Art & Its Shadow / Edition 1

by Mario Perniola
     
 

ISBN-10: 082646243X

ISBN-13: 9780826462435

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art.Perniola explores how art - notably in

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Art and its Shadow is an extraordinary analysis of the state and meaning of contemporary art and film. Ranging across the work of Andy Warhol, cyberpunk, Wim Wenders, Derek Jarman, thinking on difference and the possibility of a philosophical cinema, Mario Perniola examines the latest and most disturbing tendencies in art.Perniola explores how art - notably in posthumanism, psychotic realism and extreme art - continues to survive despite the hype of the art market and the world of mass communication and reproduction. He argues that the meaning of art in the modern world no longer lies in aesthetic value (above the art work), nor in popular taste (below the art work), but beside the artwork, in the shadow created by both the art establishment and the world of mass communications. In this shadow is what is left out of account by both market and mass media: the difficulty of art, a knowledge that can never be fully revealed, and a new aesthetic future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826462435
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
ACET Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : Perniola's postmodern shadows
Introduction
1Idiocy and splendour in current art3
2Feeling the difference14
3Warhol and the postmodern26
4Towards a philosophical cinema34
5The third system of art44
6Art and remainder55
Notes71
Mario Perniola's books in English76
Index of names77

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