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Description

In this book, leading social thinker Pierre Bourdieu and the artist Hans Haacke discuss contemporary art and the relations between art, politics and society. Their dialogue ranges widely from censorship and obscenity to the social conditions of artistic creativity, and focusses on the central themes in the work of both authors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 141 x 216 x 9mm | 212g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745615228
  • 9780745615226
  • 606,090

Review quote

"Some of the best -- and funniest -- passages in the book are Haackea s Scarfe--like sketches of the denizens of mondo biennale." Times Literary Supplementshow more

Table of contents

Publisher's Note. List of Hans Haacke's works. Foreword. 1. Helmsboro Country. 2. Sponsors who know the tune. 3. Creating a sensation. 4. Real simulacra. 5. The crusaders of 'high culture'. 6. Defense of the West and the return of absolutism. 7. In the state's noose. 8. A politics of form. 9. Plain speaking. 10. Too Good to be True (by Pierre Bourdieu). 11. Gondola! Gondola! (by Hans Haacke).show more

About Pierre Bourdieu

Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the College de France Hans Haacke is a contemporary visual artist.show more

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