product description page
Death of the Artist : Art World Dissidents and Their Alternative Identities - (Hardcover)
About this item
There exists a series of contemporary artists who continually defy the traditional role of the artist/author, including Art & Language, Guerrilla Girls, Bob and Roberta Smith, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Lucky PDF. In Death of the Artist, Nicola McCartney explores their work and uses previously unpublished interviews to provoke a vital and nuanced discussion about contemporary artistic authorship. How do emerging artists navigate intellectual property or work collectively and share the recognition? How might a pseudonym aid 'artivism'? Most strikingly, she demonstrates how an alternative identity can challenge the art market and is symptomatic of greater cultural and political rebellion. As such, this book exposes the art world's financially incentivised infrastructures, but also examines how they might be reshaped from within. In an age of cuts to arts funding and forced self-promotion, this offers an important analysis of the pressing need for the artistic community to construct new ways to reinvent itself and incite fresh responses to its work.
Number of Pages: 294 p. ;
Genre: Art, Political Science
Sub-Genre: History, Civics + Citizenship
Series Title: International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Book theme: Contemporary (1945-)
Author: Nicola Mccartney
Street Date: November 1, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-0546
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.