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The Resource Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art, Carol Becker

Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art, Carol Becker

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Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art
Title
Surpassing the spectacle
Title remainder
global transformations and the changing politics of art
Statement of responsibility
Carol Becker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her newest book, leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, Surpassing the Spectacle is now especially relevant in its analysis of the spectacle society that was omnipresent before that fatal day. This book is remarkably prescient of the new concerns that have now become foremost in our thoughts since the attack. This collection of essays explores such topics as public memorials, America's attempt to hold onto a sense of security while faced with the reality of international terrorists living within our own cities, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, restorative justice, and issues of freedom of expression as they relate to incidents such as New York Mayor Guiliani's quest to ban Chris Ofili's painting of 'The Holy Virgin Mary' at the Brooklyn Museum. The essays cohere around Becker's central concerns: the education and role of artists in a post post-modern climate, controversies over public space, iconography, memorializing, and the myth of the global citizen. Throughout, Becker works to reconstruct a vision of humanity that incorporates, and hopefully moves us beyond, a dystopian moment when we no longer were able to use words such as humane, accountable, or the public good without seeming nostalgic and romantic. Becker raises the question of the place of art and the function of public intellectuals in a society desperately in need of creativity and leadership
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DLC
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Becker, Carol
Dewey number
700/.1/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N72.S6
LC item number
B3827 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Culture and politics series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art and society
  • United States
Label
Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art, Carol Becker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artist as public intellectual -- The nature of the investigation : art-making in a post-postmodern era -- The art of testimony -- Brooklyn Museum : messing with the sacred -- Betrayal -- Trial by fire : a saga of gender and leadership -- Reconciling truth in South Africa -- Memory and monstrosity -- The second Johannesburg Biennale -- The romance of nomadism -- Art and ecology -- GFP Bunny and the plight of the posthuman -- Surpassing the spectacle
Control code
47696706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780742509207
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Surpassing the spectacle : global transformations and the changing politics of art, Carol Becker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The artist as public intellectual -- The nature of the investigation : art-making in a post-postmodern era -- The art of testimony -- Brooklyn Museum : messing with the sacred -- Betrayal -- Trial by fire : a saga of gender and leadership -- Reconciling truth in South Africa -- Memory and monstrosity -- The second Johannesburg Biennale -- The romance of nomadism -- Art and ecology -- GFP Bunny and the plight of the posthuman -- Surpassing the spectacle
Control code
47696706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780742509207
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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