Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

by Dan Fox

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Overview

Pretentiousness is for anyone who has braved being different, whether that's making a stand against artistic consensus or running the gauntlet of the last bus home dressed differently from everyone else. It's an essential ingredient in pop music and high art. Why do we choose accusations of elitism over open-mindedness? What do our anxieties about "pretending" say about us?

Co-editor of frieze , Europe's foremost magazine of contemporary art and culture, Dan Fox has authored over two hundred essays, interviews, and reviews and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications produced by major international art galleries and institutions.

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ISBN-13: 9781566894289
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,173,613
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Dan Fox is a British writer, musician, editor, and filmmaker currently living in New York. Co-editor of frieze, Europe’s foremost magazine of contemporary art and culture, he has authored over 200 essays, interviews, and reviews, contributed to numerous catalogues and publications produced by major international art galleries and institutions. He is a visiting lecturer at the Ruskin school of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, and has given talks and lectures in the UK and USA at institutions including the Royal College of Art, ICA, Tate Britain, Somerset House, Cornell University, and the School of Visual Arts, NewYork.

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