High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s
The recent controversy surrounding the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s Sensation! Show has further inflated the already burgeoning media profiles of British artists like Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, Sarah Lucas, Jake and Dino Chapman, Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin. British art has reinvented itself and successfully courted wider attention than it has ever received before. On the face of it, much of their art has looked like simple bad behaviour—using chopped-up animals, pornography and sexually explicit mannequins as its material, or building up the features of a child murderer using tiny hand-prints. Yet their art has been both accessible and sophisticated, appealing to the mass media and to the elite art world alike.
But has it done so at the price of dumbing art down, reducing it to the level of any other consumer enterprise, and losing what is distinctive about art? Other than as publicity-fodder how seriously does it take the new audience that is so effectively courted? In this accessible book, Julian Stallabrass has written a sustained analysis of the British art scene, exploring the reasons for its popularity, the altered structure of the art world, and examining in detail the work of the leading figures. He also explores the reasons for art criticism’s so far limited purchase on this art.
Previous books about this subject have been either collections of essays or fan books, which try to aid acolytes hoping to navigate the art world. High Art Lite is the first sustained analysis of British art in the 1990s, and Stallabrass shows that, whatever we might think of the art itself, it raises fascinating questions about the relation of art to mass culture, the role of art in consumer society, the character of a national art, and the end of postmodernism.
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Review: High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British ArtUser Review - Darran Mclaughlin - Goodreads
A mixed bag. I have been reading quite a lot about contemporary art recently. I have been going to a lot of exhibitions and thinking about art and I have moved from hating contemporary art and ... Read full review
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This book took on the tricky task of analyzing Young British Art (or High Art Lite as it is called sometimes). I was fascinating, but I'm trying to wrap my head around everything he wrote... Read full review
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