Let's entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures

Let's entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures
Library Shelf Location 17.LETS
Publication Date 2000
Description "Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures examines th[e] 'spectacularization' of everyday experience through the twin lenses of contemporary art practice and cultural criticism.... [and] challenge[s] us not to simply renounce entertainment per se, but to understand how its strategies can be used to tell a different kind of story. The story that unfolds is sweet, amusing, and, like a fairy tale, often cruel."--From the book Notes "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Let's entertain, organized by Philippe Vergne for the Walker Art Center." Exhibition first held at the Walker Art Center, Feb. 12-Apr. 30, 2000 and at four other locations through Nov. 2001. Bound in illustrated case binding with 'scratchable' surface that covers 'hidden truths'. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents Conversation part I / Philippe Vergne, Olukemi Ilesanmi -- Come back to pleasure / Richard Shusterman -- Thoroughly entertained / Dike Blair -- The business of fun / Emma Duncan -- Conversation part II / Philippe Vergne, Olukemi Ilesanmi -- R & D for social life: entertainment retail and the city / Susan G. Davis -- Branding, bar codes, and other assorted end credits / Akiko Busch -- Back roads / Greil Marcus -- Conversation part III / Philippe Vergne, Olukemi Ilesanmi -- Reach out and elect someone / Neil Postman -- A stopgap measure / Mike Kelley -- Celebrity, democracy, power, and play / Joshua Gamson --The art of cyberculture / Pierre Levy -- Conversation part IV / Philippe Vergne, Olukemi Ilesanmi -- Art entertainment network / Steve Dietz.
ISBN 0935640665
Quantity 1
Pages 317 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Authors Susan Davis, Emma Duncan, Joshua Gamson, Akiko Busch, Dike Blair
Format Stiff Back
Publisher Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Celebrity, Desire
Language English

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