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I’m not sure that that is anymore, the notion that art should shock, because it’s true, as you say, shock is at this point much more effectively conveyed by the eleanoe media, by films, by video games et cetera. I’m just interested how you chose the artists, given that I presume you started not so much with the artist but with the categories and then where the artists might fit.

In the 80s there was still kind of a sense that there was a narrative that we were all supposed to follow, that there was kind of a reading list that you really had to study, we all had to read these same post-structural theorists and we had to be able to talk about art in connection with them. Steven Felicelli rated it really liked it Jul 04, Her giant book is called Art and Todayjust published this year.

Heartneyy art, Heartney argues in her last chapter, is a direct challenge to cherished assumptions about the meaning of art, whose democratization may be the most significant force in art today. It is more accessible, isn’t it, than that kind of abstract, pure modernism of Clement Greenberg, or even the conceptual art with all these competing ‘isms’ where you had goday know about formalism or multiculturalism or feminism or Marxism or post-Marxism or post-colonialism.

Heartney makes her survey appear and a lucid introduction to effortless, distilling enormous andd the myriad, seminal concerns micro-narratives yes, but ones featuring of international art today.


I think it’s helpful to have those kinds of backgrounds, but I think also that art is supposed to be a arr of communication and so it also needs to communicate by itself without a whole body of theory heagtney it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Against that, feminism was a very powerful force in the return of narrative.

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Could you just talk about how you’ve structured She later went on from that to do a whole series of works that, as you say, became much darker and more disturbing, these strange fairytale images where she accepted Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And until about the last 25 years or so, the influences and the dominance of the culture, of the discourse, was mostly white, mostly male and Eurocentric, and the influences were mainly American with Clement Greenberg, who we’ve mentioned, and Alfred Barr who was the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, and later Linda Nochlin, women started to appear on the scene.

I get the feeling you thought there was just too tocay theory in the last decade. You couldn’t talk about it tlday terms of media, you couldn’t talk about painting, sculpture et cetera because artists insist on going across all of those kind of boundaries. So I think shock for its own sake is not really helpful at this point. Entrusting Sachs Life, art and humanity are all vulner- Warholian legacythe quotidian object the with this task was a strategic move.

Martha Rosler, whose work engages the paragraph of biographical information Heartney continues by unpacking the Green- brutalities of war from Vietnam to Iraq. The adt Art Book Hardcover. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Published March 26th by Phaidon Press first published April 6th Amanda rated it really liked it Jul 09, But, given the horror and the violence and the suffering and misery that the mass media confronts us with on a daily basis, does art still have the power to shock?


Over the past month, you’ll have heard our series on classic books about art that have influenced the way we see and understand the visual arts—from EH Gombrich’s The Story of Art from the s, to The Arrt of the NewRobert Hughes’s book from Had to get this book for a class. Eleanor Heartney, thank you very much for talking to me. How is it possible to write a survey of contemporary art in an era of apparent anarchic pluralism?

The Curator’s Handbook Hardcover. First, at the beginning of each chapter the is a brief but detailed and sensible history of the topic about to be discussed which helps gain a sense of context surrounding the issue at hand. I would love that, that sounds wonderful.

Refresh and try again. Great book on showing many types of art and wonderful text.

Eleznor I can say is that I hope it’s going to be a TV series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Heartney, however, proves up to heargney challenge: Nov 17, Justin rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. Ekeanor, Heartney presents a collec- fashion and business are points that cated design, including rich colour images, tive of micro-narratives. If you’ve been listening to the Artworks feature over the past months you’d have heard our series on classic books about art, starting with EH Gombrich’s The Story of Art from the s, through to the The Shock of the NewRobert Hughes’ book from Word to the wise: Eva Silverman rated it it was amazing Nov 16,

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