Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness

August 27, 2004|
Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness by Chris Kraus
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Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs.

Video Green examines the explosion of late 1990s Los Angeles art driven by high-profile graduate programs. Probing the surface of art-critical buzzwords, Chris Kraus brilliantly chronicles how the City of Angels has suddenly become the epicenter of the international art world and a microcosm of the larger culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? Shrewd, analytic and witty, Video Green is to the Los Angeles art world what Roland Barthes'' Mythologies were to the society of the spectacle: the live autopsy of a ghost city.

Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including I Love Dick and Summer of Hate; two books of art and cultural criticism; and most recently, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography. She received the College Art Association''s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism in 2008, and a Warhol Foundation Art Writing grant in 2011. She l...
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Title:Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6.06 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9 X 6.06 X 0.65 in
Published:August 27, 2004
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781584350224

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