Toys Redux : An Anthology on Play as Critical Action

Gygax, Raphael and Buss, Esther and Reck, Hans Ulrich and Galloway, Alexander and Welter, Judith. Toys Redux : An Anthology on Play as Critical Action. Zurich Suisse: JRP Ringier, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"Gathering works by Cory Arcangel, Alex Bag & Patterson Beckwith, Judith Bernstein, Vittorio Brodmann, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Simon Denny, Harun Farocki, Tabor Robak and many others, this publication brings together artists who use pop-culture formats and imagery usually addressed to children or teenagers. This adoption of such motifs should not be seen merely as a reference to (or appropriation of) popular culture: rather, it becomes an implicit (or explicit) critique of a kind of capitalist production of consumer worlds that have also infiltrated the field of art. These playful children's or fantasy worlds, with their pop aesthetic and inherent promise of "innocence," contrast with the reality of these neoliberal advertising and market strategies. The publication includes essays by critic Esther Buss, professor Alexander R. Galloway, and art historian and philosopher Hans Ulrich Reck, among others, as well as interviews with the artists." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Gygax, Raphael (Editor); Munder, Heike (Editor); Welter, Judith (Editor); Gygax, Raphael (Author); Buss, Esther (Author); Reck, Hans Ulrich (Author); Galloway, Alexander (Author); Welter, Judith (Author)
Dossier: 700 - PLAY / JEU
Collation: 264 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9783037644249
Language of Publication: English; German
Publishers: Zurich Suisse: JRP Ringier
Artists: Arcangel, Cory; Bag, Alex; Beckwith, Patterson; Bernstein, Judith; Brodmann, Vittorio; Chetwynd, Marvin Gaye; Denny, Simon; Farocki, Harun; Hammer, Jan Peter; Hess, Nic; McDonald, Danny; Mellor, Dawn; Richter, Claus; Robak, Tabor; Si-Qin, Timur; Smith, Michael; Van Der Stokker, Lily; Wachtel, Julia; Weinberger, Hannah
Event Title: Toys Redux-On Play and Critique
Type: Exhibition
Location: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
Dates: May 30 - Aug. 16 2015
Copyright Statement: JRP Ringier

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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 19:44
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 21:17
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