Pascal Gielen

Pascal Gielen : The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude. Global Art, Memory and Post-fordism

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Here, art sociologist Pascal Gielen examines the notion that the global art economy-with its ever-renewable youth quota, its gender imbalance, flexible working hours and short-term contracts (or lack of contracts)-is wholly congruent with the worst aspirations of late capitalism, and is ripe for economic exploitation. Conscious that art also offers real liberties, Gielen also proposes alternative models and argues for a recognition of the values implied by the creative process, rather than by the subtle coercions of post-Fordist production imperatives to which we are all subject
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9078088346
  • 9789078088349
  • 844,461

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In this excellent and challenging collection of mainly previously published (although not in English) essays woven together into a single narrative Gielen's exploration of the work of artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto or the ways in which curators make their exhibition decisions reveals important things about art's relations to power. Highly recommended.--Pascal Gielen"Good Reads" (09/26/2012)
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