Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity by Terry SmithAntinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity by Terry Smith

Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity

EditorTerry Smith

Paperback | December 1, 2008

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In this landmark collection, world-renowned theorists, artists, critics, and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it. They revisit from fresh perspectives key issues regarding modernity and postmodernity, including the relationship between art and broader social and political currents as well as important questions about temporality and change. They also reflect on whether or not broad categories and terms such as modernity, postmodernity, globalization, and decolonization are still relevant or useful. Including twenty essays and seventy-seven images, Antinomies of Art and Culture is a wide-ranging yet incisive inquiry into how to understand, describe, and represent what it is to live in the contemporary moment. In the volumes introduction the theorist Terry Smith argues that predictions that postmodernity would emerge as a global successor to modernity have not materialized as anticipated. Smith suggests that the various situations of decolonized Africa, post-Soviet Europe, contemporary China, the conflicted Middle East, and an uncertain United States might be better characterized in terms of their contemporaneity, a concept which captures the frictions of the present while denying the inevitability of all currently competing universalisms. Essays range from Antonio Negris analysis of contemporaneity in light of the concept of multitude to Okwui Enwezor argument that the entire world is now in a postcolonial constellation, and from Rosalind Krausss defense of artistic modernism to Jonathan Hays characterization of contemporary developments in terms of doubled and even para-modernities. The volumes centerpiece is a sequenceof photographs from Zoe Leonards Analogue project. Depicting u
Title:Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, ContemporaneityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2008Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822342030

ISBN - 13:9780822342038