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- DescriptionArt is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are igred or dismissed by critics. This book shows that these marginalised artists, the 'dark matter' of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it. Gregory Sholette, a politically engaged artist, argues that imagination and creativity in the art world originate thrive in the n-commercial sector shut off from prestigious galleries and champagne receptions. This broader creative culture feeds the mainstream with new forms and styles that can be commodified and used to sustain the few artists admitted into the elite. This dependency, and the advent of inexpensive communication, audio and video techlogy, has allowed this 'dark matter' of the alternative art world to increasingly subvert the mainstream and intervene politically as both new and old forms of n-capitalist, public art. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political ecomy of the art world.
- Author BiographyGregory Sholette is a New York City based artist, writer and core member of the activist art collective Gulf Labor Coalition. He is the author of It's The Political Economy, Stupid, co-edited with Oliver Ressler (Pluto, 2013), and Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto, 2010). He currently teaches in the Queens College Art Department, City University of New York.
- Author(s)Gregory Sholette
- PublisherPluto Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2010
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleMarxism and Culture
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPluto Press
- Content Note41 photographs
- Weight517 g
- Width150 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding
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