Postproduction: Culture as Screenplay : how Art Reprograms the World

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Ram Publications & Dist, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 96 pages
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The French writer Nicolas Bourriaud discusses how, since the early nineties, an ever increasing number of artworks have been created on the basis of preexisting works; more and more artists interpret, reproduce, re-exhibit, or use works made by others or available cultural products. This art of postproduction seems to respond to the proliferating chaos of global culture in the information age, which is characterized by an increase in the supply of works and the art world?s annexation of forms ignored or disdained until now. First published in 2002, this 2nd edition contains a new foreword where the author reflects on how the art of postproduction developed over the last couple of years.Nicolas Bourriaud is the co-director of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His previous books include L?ere tertiaire (Flammarion), Esthetique relationnelle (Presses du reel), and Formes de vie (Denoel).

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