Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design by Grace McQuilten

By Grace McQuilten

Written with attractive readability, artwork in customer tradition: Mis-Design asks the modern paintings global to be sincere in regards to the pervasive results of commodification and the trouble of staging critique. The e-book examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in modern creative practices with a view to locate avenues of critique in a commercially pushed cultural panorama. Grace McQuilten makes a speciality of the paintings of Takashi Murakami, Andrea Zittel, Adam Kalkin and Vito Acconci, 4 modern artists who declare to be operating within the box of layout instead of the conventional paintings international. McQuilten argues that Zittel, Acconci and Kalkin have interaction with 'design' simply to reactivate the serious perform of artwork in a extra direct engagement with capital - and conceives of and affirms a destiny for artwork, outdoors of the paintings international, as a parasite within the advanced beast of overdue capitalism. This e-book is a vital and well timed provocation to a cynical and apathetic buyer tradition, and a decision to palms for inventive freedom and demanding thought.

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