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What's Wrong with Contemporary Art? - Peter Timms

What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?

Paperback Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780868404073
Number Of Pages: 184

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In this provocative book, Peter Timms asks confronting questions. Why is contemporary art so in thrall to spruikers and promoters, and why do their extravagant claims so rarely match the reality? Why does the market have such power, and how does it dictate the sort of art we are allowed to see? Why are art schools, museums and the media apparently so eager to fall in line with commercial expectations?

Why new media rulep. 14
The wheels of commercep. 42
Building a notionp. 80
Cultural traditions and personal desiresp. 118
What can art do?p. 144
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ISBN: 9780868404073
ISBN-10: 0868404071
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26