OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value

ISBN : 9780199913985

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¥7,260
著者: 
Timothy Van Laar; Leonard Diepeveen
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224 ページ
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Hardcover
サイズ
147 x 216 mm
刊行日
2013年01月
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Artworld Prestige examines the ways in which cultural arguments about value develop: the processes by which some practices, artists, and media in the artworld win and others lose. Timothy Van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen argue that the concept of prestige, although uncomfortable and consistently overlooked, is an essential model for understanding artworld values, as important as the more common models centered on economics or power. Prestige shapes the forms of attention art is given, as well as the processes by which some affects dominate art discourse and others fall away. But prestige does its work silently, and its principles are used unself-consciously. People effortlessly display the protocols of being an insider. A form of socially constructed agreement, prestige shapes what we see, and does so with great power. Prestige is inescapable, a version of Althusserian ideology or Foucauldian power that both constrains and enables. It is also flexible, defining the seriousness of artists as diverse as Dan Peterman and Marlene Dumas, Gerhard Richter and Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton and Joseph Kosuth, Howard Finster and Frank Gallo. Cultural argument about value in art is a matter of deference and conferral, performed through thousands of tiny acts of estimation that suggest one cultural form is less relevant, worthy of attention than another; acts that instinctively grant more attention to reviews in Artforum over Artnews; to the Tate Modern over the Hirshhorn; to anxiety over pleasure; to Duchamp over Matisse; to conceptual art over abstract painting, and abstract painting over figure painting; to painting over ceramics, and video over painting. In order to argue candidly about cultural value, the artworld needs to understand the subtleties of prestige, of such things as what it means to be "serious." Not an expose but an explanation, Artworld Prestige offers such an understanding

目次: 

Preface
Chapter 1
When Good Art Goes Bad: A Theory of Prestige
Chapter 2
Eclectic Practices: Abstraction, Figuration, and Pluralism
Chapter 3
Cultural Obituaries and the Status of Painting
Chapter 4
Signs of Pleasure
Conclusion
Self-consciousness and Authenticity
Works Cited

著者について: 

Timothy Van Laar is Professor of Art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Leonard Diepeveen is Professor of English at Dalhousie University.

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