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By Boris Groys | Comments: ( 309 ) | Date: ( Apr 03, 2020 )

Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market s fiats of inclusion and exclusion In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to itArt has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market s fiats of inclusion and exclusion In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to its ideological function Art, Groys writes, is produced and brought before the public in two ways as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda In the contemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function Arguing for the inclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art produced under totalitarianism, Socialism, and post Communism He also considers today s mainstream Western art which he finds behaving and according the norms of ideological propaganda produced and exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals Contemporary art, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directed against itself by positioning itself simultaneously as an image and as a critique of the image In Art Power, Groys examines this fundamental appropriation that produces the paradoxical object of the modern artwork.


  • Title: Art Power
  • Author: Boris Groys
  • ISBN: 9780262072922
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Boris Groys

Boris Efimovich Groys born 19 March 1947 is an art critic, media theorist, and philosopher He is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and Senior Research Fellow at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe, Germany He has been a professor of Aesthetics, Art History, and Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and an internationally acclaimed Professor at a number of universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California and the Courtauld Institute of Art London.



Comments Art Power

  • Ellie

    I'm not going to write a review of this book because I'm really not equipped to do so. I found much of the content of interest, although I found the tone painfully pretentious. But I'm more than willing to admit that this is not my territory.The second half of the book was very exciting to me in its exploration of politics and art; specifically, art and Hitler, art and the Soviet Union, and art and Europe today. Groys comments on the relationships between history and identity were stimulating. T [...]


  • Yein

    I think I'd rather give it 2.5 stars just because it's so pretentious. Too much academic jargon, which I actually found really funny because academics looove to be exclusive like that, but using big words doesn't make you a good writer. But some really interesting essays about modernity, postmodernity, the constantly evolving nature of the city, urban life, and art as politics.


  • Barry

    You can read my review in New Left Review 56, March-April 2009.


  • Sam Crisp

    An earthquake.


  • Kihyun Camie

    On the curatorialship _


  • Kotryna

    Of course, Boris Groys is one of the most fascinating minds of our times. Of course, it's absolutely crucial that minds of this caliber investigate issues he investigates in real time. But the lack of "arguably" in this book is a definition of Groys - a monologue, a talking head, someone who knows all the answers and offers them to the world. No questions are raised, no gap for further discussion defined.With age, I become only more wary of someone who already knows everything.


  • Guy Blissett

    Absorbing. Enlightening. Compelling.


  • Jacob Wren

    Boris Groys writes:As is generally known, the figure of the art critic emerges at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century, alongside the gradual rise of a broad, democratic public. At that time, he was certainly not regarded as a representative of the art world but strictly as an outside observer whose function was to judge and criticize works of art in the name of the public exactly as would any other well-educated observer with the time and literary facility: good [...]


  • Erdem Tasdelen

    This guy has some pretty interesting ideas but I found his argumentation appalling. Or rather I didn't find much argumentation in his writing to begin with. At times he reaches conclusions that are by no means explained or proven, and often makes blanket statements. If he were to flesh out some of his ideas this book could turn into five books.


  • eric

    It would need a bit more of editing to avoid repeating same concepts more than twice as it's shown as a series of essays but are outlined like chapters. Could have been stronger if 20% shorter.


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