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Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War
Library Shelf Location 05.STEY
Publication Date 2017
Description

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In Duty Free Art, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl wonders how we can appreciate, or even make art in the present age. What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world's most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the works themselves? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives? Exploring artifacts as diverse as video games, Wikileaks files, the proliferation of spam, and political actions, she exposes the paradoxes within globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production.

ISBN 9781786632432
Quantity 1
Pages 256p; 14.7 x 2.5 x 21.8 cm
Author Hito Steyerl
Format Hardback
Publisher Verso Books, London and New York
Related Artist Hito Steyerl
Categories Philosophy, Art Theory/Criticism
Keywords War and technology, Wars, Political art, Political science, Globalisation
Language English

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