Pop art and vernacular cultures

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By Statement edited by Kobena Mercer.
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Contributions Mercer, Kobena, 1960-
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Isbn10 0262633507
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Languages /languages/eng
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Lc Classifications NX456.5.P6 P65 2007
Lccn 2006039111
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Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-226).
Number Of Pages 232
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Publish Date 2007
Publish Places Cambridge, Mass
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Publishers MIT Press
Iniva, Institute of International Visual Arts
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Series Annotating art's histories
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Subjects Pop art
Arts, Modern -- 20th century
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Table Of Contents Introduction / Kobena Mercer
Stop that acting: performance and authenticity in Shirley Clarke's portrait of Jason / Gavin Butt
Chicano/a critical practices: reflections on Tomás Ybarra-Frausto's concept of Rasquachismo / Holly Barnet-Sanchez
Pop as a crisis in the public sphere / Sônia Salzstein
The uncommon universe of Bhuphen Khakhar / Geeta Kapur
Tropes of the grotesque in the black avant-garde / Kobena Mercer
Off the wall: Mr Peanut and other mod cons / Colin Richards
75% red, 20% Black and 5% white : pop aesthetics in post-revolutionary China / Martina Köppel-Yang.
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Pop art and vernacular cultures
Authors Kobena Mercer
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Categories Art
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Description How does pop art translate across cultures? What does pop art look like through a postcolonial lens? In the global marketplace of images, artists have long challenged the discourse of officialdom by turning to dissident elements in the languages of vernacular culture. This volume casts new light on the aesthetics and politics of pop by taking a cross-cultural perspective on what happens when everyday objects are taken out of one context and repositioned in the language of art. Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures examines practices that range from the recycling of consumerist waste in Chicano "rasquachismo" to the painterly pastiche of Hindu "photo-gods," exploring the semiotic transformations that arise when art reveals unexpected antagonisms in the social life of images. Showing how boundaries marking "high" and "low" are further corroded by strategies that question categories of "folk," "nation," and "people" in the global culture of modernity, this book breaks new ground in understanding pop art's ambiguous reaction to (and compliance with) the dynamics of high capitalism. When Mao goes pop, should we see the results as avant-garde, anti-modern, or postmodern? Who "owns" popular culture in South Africa or Brazil? The critical revision proposed by this third volume in the Annotating Art's Histories series dramatically expands the world map of the period from which our definitions of contemporary art are drawn. Contributors: Holly Barnet-Sanchez, Gavin Butt, Geeta Kapur, Martina Koppel-Yang, Kobena Mercer, Colin Richards, and Sonia Salzstein
Language en
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Page Count 232
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Published Date 2007-09-30
Publisher The MIT Press
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Title Pop art and vernacular cultures
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