Description - The Force of Art by Krzysztof Ziarek
This book offers an original approach to avant-garde art and its transformative force. Presenting an alternative to the approaches to art developed in postmodern theory or cultural studies, Ziarek sees art's significance in its critique of power and the increasing technologization of social relations. Re-examining avant-garde art and litrature, from Italian and Russian Futurism and Dadaism, to Language poetry, video and projection art, as well as transgenic and Internet art, this book argues that art's importance has to take into consideration how art works question the technological character of modern power. To emphasize the transformative character of art, the book redefines art as a force field, in which forces drawn from historical and social reality come be to formed into an alternative relationality.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Stanford University Press
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Author Biography - Krzysztof Ziarek
Krzysztof Ziarek is Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo.