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ARAEEN, Rasheed
Art Beyond Art

The crisis of art today is that of its reduction to picture or object-making for the global spectacle of fetishism. Art is now going round inart-beyond-art-cover-240 circles – like a dog chasing its own tail – generating tremendous energy but only to maintain the dynamics of the art market which deals in precious commodities while the world is facing environmental catastrophe. In this pioneering work Rasheed Araeen suggests a uniquely radical way of dealing with this crisis: he offers a body of concepts whose dynamics and vision will not only steer art back on its historical course but also intervene in the world at large to resolve the problems of climate change. [publisher's note]

Published by Third Text, 2010
Ecology / Art Theory

Price: 16€

ARAEEN, Rasheed - Art Beyond Art