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Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette
I had been quietly suffering through a couple years of creative “low” when I read this book, and the suggestions and examples the author provides hit very close to home in a welcome way. Gregory Sholette, a politically enga Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. Jessica rated it really liked it Dec 27, Sholette has invented a useful term that might well be taken up, and gives us a sporadic view of resistance through political art, but his style of authorship in Dark Matter is too conventional.
Nights of Amateurs Notes Bibliography Appendix: Who is to sit back and judge intrinsic worth by placing a monetary figure on it? Much published history around activist art falls into two camps: It is the dawn of the dead. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
This is a central and important visualization of the current ground upon mattr politicized art stands.
This outlines how and why we collect, sholehte and use your personal data when you use our website. Amy Tobin rated it really liked it Nov 06, That just makes me grumpy. These omissions are not a weakness of the text, and the groups selected allow Scholette to explore a range of important and underexplored issues in the political economy art in particular and cultural and immaterial labour more generally.
Todd rated it really liked it Aug 24, And the human race is evolving, waking up, taking to the streets now more than ever. This is where the book became more useful for me, not as analysis of the artistic sector but in its exploration of the politics and practices of immaterial labour in cultural work.
The archive has split open. The reason for this focus on a very particular stratum of dark matter would then be more organic and less arbitrary. Dark Matter by Gregory Sholette: Here at this Site a reader who wants to know more about a book can do so without the political-and-media-trappings that often go into paid-by-the-publisher critical reviews. Gregory Sholette, a politically engaged artist, argues that imagination and creativity in the art world originate thrive in the non-commercial sector shut off from prestigious galleries and champagne receptions.
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Andrew rated it really liked it Nov 01, These are from the last paragraphs of my long review over at Mute: Your email address will not be published. Emilie Sciarli rated it really liked it Jul 13, Charlie rated it really liked it Sep 12, To ask other readers questions about Dark Matterplease sign up. The police are there to protect the wealthy and not to protect basic human rights.
This broader creative culture feeds the mainstream with new forms and styles that can be commodified and used to sustain the few artists admitted into the elite.
Focusing on artists and work from the last greegory years which intelligently and actively seek alternatives to the entrenched mattter World” and “citadel culture”, Sholette pinpoints useful critiques and operating points for artists currently grappling gergory the challenge of working critically from a radical political perspective. Trivia About Dark Matter: Aug 31, Criticalfreeschool rated it liked it Shelves: Anna rated it liked it Apr sark, Grgory book shows that these marginalised artists, the ‘dark matter’ of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it.
Lily Alan rated it really liked it Aug 17, This dependency, and the advent of inexpensive communication, audio and video technology, has allowed this ‘dark matter’ of the alternative art world to increasingly subvert the mainstream and intervene politically as both new and old forms of non-capitalist, public greyory.
Rockefeller; 3rd Artists Meeting for Cultural change, Open Preview See a Problem? Sholette provides an invigorating if not occasionally dense investigation into collective and collaborative creative practice in the primarily American “Left”. Dar, that the elite of the art world are sustained by new forms and styles created by artists outside the mainstream. Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics.
Apr 18, Stefan Szczelkun rated it it was amazing. The Grin of the Archive 3.
To clarify the argument he takes one further step and focuses on those who consciously and intentionally place themselves in the space of dark matter. In a sense then there is less dark matter in the economic sector I work on, in part because the obesity moral panic has increased the profile of quotidian sport and exercise participation so our equivalent of folk and hobby artists is well seen even if it is to lament that there are not enough of them.
We are its dead capital. But it seems the elite and the precocious few fueled by greed think otherwise.
Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture by Gregory Sholette
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