In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, along with the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art.
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This groundbreaking anthology documents the recent explosion of art that agitates for progressive social change. Leading art critics, historians, and journalists explore the provocative methods of activist artists who reject conventional art practices in favor of public sites and community participation.
A work using Wittgenstein's concept of philosophy to argue against the possibility of theories that seek to define art. It claims that the problems about identification and evaluation of works of art is that these problems are not theoretical, but grow out of our artistic traditions and practice.
Graffiti has been found on monuments in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. Body art is an important practice in cultures around the world, such as henna in India and tribal tattooing in Africa. This innovative series introduces these and several other kinds of creation that may be considered art today, including junk sculptures and performance art. The main content explains the concepts behind each, and fact boxes offer historical context and other perspectives. Full-color photographs engage readers with the topics they are considering while sidebars ask pertinent questions for readers to think about as they read. High-interest, unique topics attract readers. Funky, colorful layout reflects the creative content. Thoughtful questions asked in the text encourage critical-thinking skills. Age-appropriate content and high-interest subject matter that captivates readers' attention.
Supplement published in Time Out on "Sensation", exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 18 September - 28 Decemeber 1997.
Anne questions the placement of the 'Big Miner' and wonders how local artists will have an opportunity to contribute to the Eureka celebrations.
"In this critique of aesthetics and the politics of representation, Taylor demonstrates astonishing breadth and depth in arguing for 'breaking the aesthetic contract' that excludes anything that does not conform to Eurocentric notions of beauty.... it brings to black studies and cultural critique an internationalism that emphasizes the richness of forms of creative expression outside the norms set by European aesthetics. Highly recommended..." —Choice Cultural critic Clyde Taylor exposes the concept of "art" as a tool of ethnocentricity and racial ideology. By examining various texts including ÂThe Birth of a Nation and ÂThe Cotton Club, Taylor demonstrates how rationales of "art" are used to mask personal, class, and cultural biases. Other works such as those by Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe, and Spike Lee are scrutinized in terms of resistance to the dominant system of aesthetics.
Traces the history of comic books, discusses the economics of the field and the changing relationship between the words and the pictures, and profiles leading artists
Demystification of the question 'What is art?', with examples of art works, photographic and film images.
This to-do list notebook will help you keep your day organized and keep up with your daily errands. Also includes sections to jot down notes, plan your meals for the day and keep track of your daily water intake. The opposite page features lined journaling pages for jotting down your daily thoughts and dreams. With habit tracking, goal setting, budget planning, vision board pages, daily spreads. Keep track of your daily to do lists and agendas all while being inspired to recognize your true beauty and power. This comprehensive personal organizer will help you to streamline your hectic schedule, whether you are a serious college student, a busy professional person, or keeping things real at home as a stay-at-home mom.
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The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK art award satirising the less well known Turner Prize. Originally inspired by Tracey Emin's 1999 Turner Prize-shortlisted 'My Bed', the Turnip Prize aims to celebrate the best of the worst of contemporary art. Every year, locals send in their least inventive creations to the judges in the village of Wedmore in Somerset, who then have the dubious honour of choosing the winner. From "Poo Tin' (a tin filled with poo, topped by am image of Vladimir Putin), to "Ewe Kip" (a toy sheep having a nap), the Turnip Prize pays particular attention to the quality of the art's punning title, and to evidence of a 'considerable lack of effort'. The winner is awarded a turnip impaled on a rusty six-inch nail. Including 40 images of entries from throughout the prize's not-so-illustrious history, The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective features pontificating critical analysis of each piece by Royston Weekz, FRSA, along with insightful comments from the competition judges (such as, 'Complete b*ll*cks'). The ultimate gift for art-lovers and art-establishment sceptics alike.