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"Exhaustively researched and beautifully written, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life is a vital text that compellingly argues for a reassessment of digital culture's pervasive impacts. At the heart of Kraynak's investigation is a critique of techno-fetishism and digital utopianism, both of which have failed to acknowledge how new technologies have contributed to the erosion of democracy."—Derek Conrad Murray, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz "This volume is essential reading for anyone aware of a waning public sphere and diminishing returns for art’s historic institutions and legacy of critique. By astutely unveiling how social exchange online, disguised in the disruptive tropes of the historical avant-garde, uniquely empowered antidemocratic forces, Kraynak underlines how such developments force a reevaluation of participatory and networked artistic practices today."—Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen
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|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Janet Kraynak is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is Director of the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program (MODA). She is the author of Nauman Reiterated and editor of Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman’s Words.