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A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 (Blackwell by Amelia Jones

By Amelia Jones

A significant other to modern paintings is a huge survey protecting the main works and routine, an important theoretical advancements, and the ancient, social, political, and aesthetic matters in modern artwork seeing that 1945, essentially within the Euro-American context.

Collects 27 unique essays by way of specialist students describing the present nation of scholarship in paintings background and visible reviews, and pointing to destiny instructions within the field.
comprises twin chronological and thematic assurance of the key issues within the

paintings of our time: politics, tradition wars, public house, diaspora, the artist, identification politics, the physique, and visible culture.
deals artificial research, in addition to new ways to, debates valuable to the visible arts because 1945 comparable to these addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the position of the artist, know-how and paintings, and the society of the spectacle.

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It is in such works that we begin to glimpse the beginnings of what would later be recognized as Situationist aesthetics. By crudely painting imagery onto such “found,” and degraded paintings, Jorn signaled the potential for the creative revivification of capitalist detritus through what the Situationist International would later call “détournement”: the critical and creative re-use of preexisting visual elements. This reanimating of capitalist culture owed less intellectually to Sartre and Merleau-Ponty and rather more to the Marxist writings of Henri Lefebvre, whose book Critique de la Vie Quotidienne (Critique of Everyday Life) was published in 1947.

It can be taken alongside other discourses and practices which variously attempt to reformulate the relations between “art” and “politics,” and the precise ways in which these terms might be understood. I will consider, therefore, amongst other things, the “queer” silences of so-called Neo-Dada art, the participatory activism of Neoconcrete art and Happenings, as well as the ambivalent reflections on mass culture evident within emergent pop art, with a view to illuminating the various generative models of critical culture produced well before the artistic rebellions of the 1960s and 1970s.

Art Since Mid-Century, 1945 to the Present. New York: Vendome Press. Wood, Paul, Francis Frascina, Jonathan Harris, and Charles Harrison (1993). Modernism in Dispute: Art Since the Forties. New Haven: Yale University Press. CTC-C01 16 04/01/2006, 04:57PM PART II Decades CTC-C02 17 04/01/2006, 04:58PM CTC-C02 18 04/01/2006, 04:58PM 2 “America” and its Discontents: Art and Politics 1945–60 Gavin Butt Histories of the art of the immediate postwar years, and in particular of the 1950s, have been largely dominated by stories of the rise of US art in a world transformed by the emergence of the cold war.

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