Download PDF by Grace McQuilten: Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design

By Grace McQuilten

Written with attractive readability, paintings in buyer tradition: Mis-Design asks the modern artwork international to be sincere concerning the pervasive results of commodification and the trouble of staging critique. The ebook examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in modern creative practices so one can locate avenues of critique in a commercially pushed cultural panorama. Grace McQuilten specializes in the paintings of Takashi Murakami, Andrea Zittel, Adam Kalkin and Vito Acconci, 4 modern artists who declare to be operating within the box of layout instead of the normal artwork international. McQuilten argues that Zittel, Acconci and Kalkin interact with 'design' merely to reactivate the serious perform of paintings in a extra direct engagement with capital - and conceives of and affirms a destiny for artwork, outdoors of the paintings international, as a parasite within the advanced beast of past due capitalism. This ebook is a vital and well timed provocation to a cynical and apathetic customer tradition, and a decision to palms for artistic freedom and demanding thought.

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