Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity

Johanna Drucker s sweet dream is for a new and positive approach to contemporary art Calling for a revamping of the academic critical vocabulary used to discuss art into one befitting current creative practices, Drucker argues that contemporary art is fully engaged with material culture yet still struggling to escape the oppositional legacy of the early twentiJohanna Drucker s sweet dream is for a new and positive approach to contemporary art Calling for a revamping of the academic critical vocabulary used to discuss art into one befitting current creative practices, Drucker argues that contemporary art is fully engaged with material culture yet still struggling to escape the oppositional legacy of the early twentieth century avant garde.Drucker shows that artists today are aware of working within the ideologies of mainstream culture and have replaced avant garde defiance with eager complicity Finding their materials at flea markets or exploring celebrity culture, contemporary artists have created a vibrantly participatory movement that exudes enthusiasm and affirmation all while critics continue to cling to an outmoded vocabulary of opposition and radical negativity that defined modernism s avant garde At the cutting edge of new media research, Drucker surveys a wide range of exciting contemporary artists, demonstrating their clear departure from the past and petitioning viewers and critics to shift their terms and sensibilities as well Sweet Dreams is a testament to the creative processes and self conscious heterogeneity of art today as well as a revolutionary effort to solicit collaboration that will encourage the production of imaginative thought and contribute to contemporary life.
Sweet Dreams Contemporary Art and Complicity Johanna Drucker s sweet dream is for a new and positive approach to contemporary art Calling for a revamping of the academic critical vocabulary used to discuss art into one befitting current creative

  • Title: Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity
  • Author: Johanna Drucker
  • ISBN: 9780226165059
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
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