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What is Contemporary Art?
Alexander García Düttmann [see all titles]
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Alexander García Düttmann What is Contemporary Art?
2019 (publication expected by 3rd quarter)
English edition
12 x 18,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages
€18.00
ISBN: 978-3-0358-0145-3
EAN: 9783035801453
forthcoming
 
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
The modern self-conception of art includes questioning giving bodies of knowledge and traditions. Today art is frequently practiced in conformist confirmation of the neoliberal zeitgeist, particularly when it denies its own radicality. What is Contemporary Art? is the attempt to conceptualize the relationship between art and politics for our time. Alexander Garcia Düttmann's essay both theoretically apprehends the radicality of contemporary art and shows how it serves to strengthen today's political ideology: an ideology that frustrates real social change. The book addresses the heart of contemporary political-aesthetic debate.
Alexander García Düttmann is a philosopher and translator of numerous philosophical works. He teaches at the Institute for Art History and Aesthetics of the University of Arts in Berlin.