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More Real? : Art in the Age of Truthiness - ARMSTRONG ELIZABETH ED.

More Real?

Art in the Age of Truthiness

Paperback Published: 1st September 2012
ISBN: 9783791352350
Number Of Pages: 320

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The companion volume to an exciting new exhibition, this book examines how today's most promising artists are exploring our shifting experience of reality. As viewers of The Colbert Report know, we are living in an age of truthiness - where things we wish to be true are preferred to things that are known to be true. More Real? features an international contingent of contemporary artists whose work most aptly represents this modern conundrum in a variety of ways, from trompe l'oeil to digital manipulation. A series of scholarly, entertaining, and generously illustrated essays approach the concept of reality from a variety of perspectives: science and technology; the role of the cinema; the parafictional in art; diaspora artists from the Middle East; and historical trends from the Age of Reason to our current state. In an age when the relationship between truth and fiction has never been murkier, More Real? explores our constantly changing sense of what is real, and the consequences of not understanding the difference. ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 colour

ISBN: 9783791352350
ISBN-10: 3791352350
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 2012
Publisher: PRESTEL
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95

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