The Conspiracy of Art: Manifestos, Interviews, Essays / Edition 1

The Conspiracy of Art: Manifestos, Interviews, Essays / Edition 1

by Jean Baudrillard
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584350288

ISBN-13: 9781584350286

Pub. Date: 09/01/2005

Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art

The images from Abu Ghraib are as murderous for America as those of the
World Trade Center in flames. The whole West is contained in the burst of sadistic laughter of the American soldiers, as it is behind the construction of the Israeli wall. This is where the truth of these images lies. Truth, but not veracity. As virtual as the war itself, their specific

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The images from Abu Ghraib are as murderous for America as those of the
World Trade Center in flames. The whole West is contained in the burst of sadistic laughter of the American soldiers, as it is behind the construction of the Israeli wall. This is where the truth of these images lies. Truth, but not veracity. As virtual as the war itself, their specific violence adds to the specific violence of the war.In The Conspiracy of Art, Baudrillard questions the privilege attached to art by its practitioners. Art has lost all desire for illusion: feeding back endlessly into itself, it has turned its own vanishment into an art unto itself. Far from lamenting the "end of art," Baudrillard celebrates art's new function within the process of insider-trading. Spiraling from aesthetic nullity to commercial frenzy, art has become transaesthetic, like society as a whole.Conceived and edited by life-long Baudrillard collaborator Sylvère Lotringer, The Conspiracy of Art presents Baudrillard's writings on art in a complicitous dance with politics,
economics, and media. Culminating with "War Porn," a scathing analysis of the spectacular images from Abu Ghraib prison as a new genre of reality TV, the book folds back on itself to question the very nature of radical thought.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584350286
Publisher:
Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
439,498
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : the piracy of art by Sylvere Lotringer9
The conspiracy of art25
A conjuration of imbeciles30
In the kingdom of the blind ...36
Starting from Andy Warhol43
Art between utopia and anticipation50
No nostalgia for old aesthetic values61
La Commedia dell'Arte65
Too much is too much75
Art contemporary ... of itself89
Towards the vanishing point of art98
Aesthetic illusion and disillusion111
The implosion of Beaubourg133
The violence of indifference141
Viral economy156
Radical thought162
Dust breeding181
Telemorphosis188
The matrix revisited201
War porn205
Pataphysics213
Forget Artaud (Jean Baudrillard / Sylvere Lotringer)217

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