What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?
UNSW Press, 2004 - 184 strán (strany)
In this provocative book, Peter Timms asks confronting questions. Why is contemporary art so in thrall to spruikers and promoters, and why do their extravagant claims so rarely match the reality? Why does the market have such power, and how does it dictate the sort of art we are allowed to see? Why are art schools, museums and the media apparently so eager to fall in line with commercial expectations?
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List of illustrations
Why new media rule
The wheels of commerce
Building a notion
Cultural traditions and personal desires
What can art do?
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