What is Contemporary Art?

Alexander García Düttmann

What is Contemporary Art?

Alexander García Düttmann

Distributed for Diaphanes

128 pages | 8 halftones | 4 1/3 x 6 2/3 | © 2019
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9783035801453 Will Publish July 2020 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
Art today is often practiced in perfect conformity with the neoliberal zeitgeist, often even denying its own radical potential. What is Contemporary Art? lucidly examines the relationship between art and politics in our time. Addressing the heart of the political-aesthetic debate, Alexander Garcia Düttmann shows how the radicality of contemporary art actually serves to strengthen today’s political ideologies, ultimately frustrating rather than propelling real social change as a result.
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"A lucid examination of the relationship between art and politics today. Alexander Garcia Düttmann cuts to the heart of the debate, showing how the radicality of contemporary art serves to strengthen today's political ideologies, ultimately frustrating rather than propelling real social change."
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