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Facing Forward. Art and Theory from a Future Perspective

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ISBN: 9789089647993 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647993 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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This spirited exploration of the interfaces between art and theory in the 21st century brings together a multidisciplinary range of viewpoints on their future. The authors examine contemporary visual culture based on speculative predictions and creative scientific arguments. Focusing on seven themes - Future Tech, Future Image, Future Museum, Future City, Future Freedom, Future History, and Future Future - the book shows how our sense of the future is shaped by a visual rhetoric of acceleration, progression, excess and destruction. The essays reflect collaborative work between the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, De Appel Arts Centre, W139–Space for Contemporary Art, and the art magazine Metropolis M. Discussing provocative themes like future history and future freedom, ‘Facing Forward’ is an energetic look at how our visions of the future affect how we depict the world around us.

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Shapes of Apocalypse

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Book Series: Myths and Taboos in Russian Culture ISBN: 9781618111746 9781618116956 9781618119353 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101821
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This collective volume aims to highlight the philosophical and literary idea of “apocalypse,” within some key examples in the “Slavic world” during the nineteenth and twentieth century. From Russian realism to avant-garde painting, from the classic fiction of the nineteenth century to twentieth century philosophy, not omitting theatre, cinema or music, there is a specific examination of the concepts of “end of history” and “end of present time” as conditions for a redemptive image of the world. To understand this idea means to understand an essential part of Slavic culture, which; however divergent and variegated it may be in general, converges on a specific myth in a surprising manner.

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Arts --- Art

Art Crossing Borders

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets ISBN: 9789004291997 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.1163/9789004291997 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History of arts
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Art Crossing Borders offers a thought-provoking analysis of the internationalisation of the art market in the long nineteenth century and its unexpected and ambiguous relation with the simultaneous rise of nationalist modes of thinking. Readership: All interested in the historical and contemporary Western art markets and material culture.

The Art of Anthropology / The Anthropology of Art

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Book Series: Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings ISBN: 0984644563 9780984644568 Year: Volume: 42 Pages: xv, 403 DOI: 10.7290/V7Z60KZK Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Anthropology
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Contemporary Art Collectors: The Unsung Influences ont the Art Scenes

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ISBN: 9782111399150 Language: English
Publisher: Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques
Subject: Arts in general --- Social Sciences
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What is a collector? Although the French term collectionneur was first officially recorded in the dictionary in 1789*, its definition covers a range of different practices: for some, the main emphasis is on an item's subjective value, whilst others focus more closely on the accumulation and selection process. Whether they collect shells, stamps, butterflies or works of art, collectors share a number of things in common. However, those who support “emerging” art have a more varied set of practices than those generally observed in their counterparts. In addition to simply being a buyer, the contemporary art collector has the ability to influence the artistic life, especially through the material support provided to artists and by contributing to the construction of artistic value. This particular characteristic is all the more notable as the collector's involvement in artistic life is not solely the prerogative of a narrow wealthy elite, as the collector profiles here demonstrate. Indeed it seems that collector practices may fall anywhere across a scale which ranges from the acquisitive collector, motivated by the desire to possess a work, to the actor collector, for whom the actual acquisition of a work is merely the expression of his willingness to contribute to the vitality of the artistic scene. * « Collector, -s (n). One who collects. Collection, -s (n). A number of objects gathered together under a common theme. A beautiful collection of paintings, books, antiques, medals, plants, shells, etc. » Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 1789 (7th edition).

Portraits of Automated Facial Recognition

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Book Series: Image ISBN: 9783839448465 9783837648461 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.14361/9783839448465 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Automated facial recognition algorithms are increasingly intervening in society. This book offers a unique analysis of these algorithms from a critical visual culture studies perspective. The first part of this study examines the example of an early facial recognition algorithm called »eigenface« and traces a history of the merging of statistics and vision. The second part addresses contemporary artistic engagements with facial recognition technology in the work of Thomas Ruff, Zach Blas, and Trevor Paglen. This book argues that we must take a closer look at the technology of automated facial recognition and claims that its forms of representation are embedded with visual politics. Even more significantly, this technology is redefining what it means to see and be seen in the contemporary world.

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