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Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture by Gregory Sholette is a collection of essays that distinguish the two classes of art: Digital technology also functions like a prosthetic memory permitting the excluded to document and narrate ephemeral, every day activities and overlooked forms of expression or resistance.
Published by Pluto Press in Nov gregroy NEED a copy of this.
Fewston rated it liked it. In short, there is an awful lot in this rich engaging text that deserves a wide academic and critical readership.
Paperbackpages. Terence rated it liked it May 29, This book grebory 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. 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. Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are wholette or dismissed by critics.
Sholette has invented sholetet 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. Dec 06, Shaun rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: From details on the reality of job prospects post-MFA to the actual relationship most art school grads have to making a living often doing work which supports the Art World structure itself through museum and artist’s-assistant jobsthis book has a ssholette to say that the predictable, knee-jerk anti-art perspectives I’m used to skimming can rarely speak to in depth.
Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture by Gregory Sholette
How can one place such a value on art? 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. Jessica rated it really liked it Dec 27, Dark Matter by Gregory Sholette is an enlightening read that has interconnected art in its varying forms through society and its ever changing patterns in the distribution of power, the wealth of the people and the economy, and the fundamental belief in the pursuit of happiness.
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Dark Matter by Gregory Sholette: Mass Artistic Resistance to the Neoliberalization of Everyday Life
There’s Sholette provides an invigorating if not occasionally dense investigation into collective and collaborative creative practice in the primarily American “Left”. Xciansemf rated it really liked it Jan 28, When that day comes, Americans will wake up with eyes no longer disillusioned by their own greatness. Lists with This Book. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy of the art world.
He is the author of Art and Revolution. And the American people are getting fed up with a tipped scale that is constantly in favor of the ones with their finger immorally balancing the odds against the actual majority, the low culture represented in dark matter.
This book certainly allows us to give a name to, and begin to focus on, the creativity and cultural resistance that exists outside the art world proper. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy of the art world.
Precariat – combination of the words “precarious” and “proletariat”, referring to a class of workers who experience little to no job security or control over labor, lacking consistent living wage or certainty of employment, typically holding multiple dead-end part-time jobs at one time to make ends meet [there’s nothing new about that first part, but it’s the later that feels more contemporary or, at least, sounds a lot like most of the people I know].
And this is the crises we see happening between high culture and low culture, and it certainly reflects in the choices produced in art. Bill Gusky rated it really liked it Apr 19, A global study of dark matter would take the kind of team effort and resources that go into compiling a major dictionary or encyclopaedia.
The elite have lost their most prized luxury: In his exquisite and theoretically informed style Gregory Sholette investigates the problematic functions of art practices in the processes of neoliberal appropriation, but above all the wild, explosive shoette deterritorialising lines that are drawn in the dark matter between art and politics’ – Gerald Raunig is a philosopher mattsr art theorist who lives in Vienna, Austria.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. From fast food chains profiting billions, avoiding taxes, paying workers unlivable wages to publishers motivated more by profit rather than enhancing art to empower and enrich society the issue is profoundly evident to me: Unfortunately this kind of narrow mindedness penetrates all walks of life in America.
Elizabeth Fetterolf rated it really liked it Dec 09, History That Disturbs the Present 4. Return to Book Page. This blatant appeal to the use-value of our necrophilia, artistic waste, and the products of our labor and time runs throughout bregory historical text, alternately conscious of its own limitations and brilliantly pervasive in its political critique and arts research. Pippypippy Madden rated it really liked it Aug 05, Art, Politics, Dark Matter: Much published history around activist art falls into two camps: 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.
Rebecca rated dari liked it Dec 26, Ryder rated it really liked it Jun 03, High art light matter is viewed as all art that is nationalized and well-known.