Shows of Force : Power, Politics, and Ideology in Art Exhibitions

Luke, Timothy W.. Shows of Force : Power, Politics, and Ideology in Art Exhibitions. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1992.

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Abstract (English)

"By critically examining the exhibition of art in contemporary American museums, Timothy W. Luke identifies how art showings are elaborate works of theater that reveal underlying political, social, and economic agendas. Luke looks at art exhibitions devoted to artworks about or from the American West - discussing such nineteenth- and early twentieth centure artists as George Caleb Bingham, Frederic Remington, Frederic Edwin Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe - and shows how these exhibitions express political agendas in the way they portray 'the past' and shape visions of 'the West'. He also considers artists from the post-1945 era - including Ilya Kabakov, Hans Haacke, Sue Coe, Roger Brown, and Robert Longo - and analyzes how these exhibits attempt to develop politically charged conceptions of the present." -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Luke, Timothy W. (Author)
Collation: 254 p. : 1 ill. ; 22 x 14 cm
ISBN: 0822311232
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Durham, NC: Duke University Press
Copyright Statement: Duke University Press

Reclassified from 100 - THÉORIE / THEORY, 2018-07-06.

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Date Deposited: 16 Jan 1997
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 19:45
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