Art and Theory After Socialism

Edited by Mel Jordan and Malcolm Miles

Edited by Mel Jordan and Malcolm Miles

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

144 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2008
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841502113 Published December 2008
Art, theory, and criticism faced radical new challenges after the end of the cold war. Art and Theory After Socialism investigates what happens when theories of art from the former East and the former West collide, parsing the work of former Soviet bloc artists alongside that of their western counterparts. Mel Jordan and Malcolm Miles conclude that the dreams promised by capitalism have not been delivered in Eastern Europe, and likewise, the democratic liberation of the West has fallen prey to global conflict and high-risk situations. This volume is a revolutionary take on the overlap of art and everyday life in a post–cold war world.
 
Contents
Introduction
 
Chapter 1
From Shamed to Famed - The Transition of a Former Eastern German Arts Academy to the Talent Hotbed of a Contemporary Painters' School. The Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
Sophie A. Gerlach
 
Chapter 2
Attacking Objectification: Jerzy Beres in Dialogue with Marcel Duchamp
Klara Kemp-Welch
 
Chapter 3
On the Ruins of a Utopia: Armenian Avant-Garde and the Group Act
Angela Harutyunyan
 
Chapter 4
Art Communities, Public Spaces and Collective Actions in Armenian Contemporary Art
Vardan Azatyan
 
Chapter 5
Appropriating the Ex-Cold War
Malcolm Miles
 
Chapter 6
The End of an Idea: On Art, Horizons and the Post-Socialist Condition
Simon Sheikh
 
Chapter 7
Exploring Critical and Political Art in the United Kingdom and Serbia
Sophie Hope & Marko Stamenkovic
 
Chapter 8
Other Landscapes (for Weimar, Goethe and Schiller)
Daniela Brasil
 
Chapter 9
The Ecology of Post-Socialism and the Implications of Sustainability for Contemporary Art
Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes
 
Chapter 10
Functions, Functionalism and Functionlessness: On the Social Function of Public Art after Modernism
Freee Art Collective
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