Duty Free Art : Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Duty Free Art : Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Book Title: Duty Free Art : Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Author: Boris Groys

Format: Hardback | 256 pages

Publication Date: 21 Nov 2017

ISBN-13: 9781786632432

In Duty Free Art, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl wonders how we can appreciate, or even make art in the present age. What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world's most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the works themselves? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives? Exploring artifacts as diverse as video games, Wikileaks files, the proliferation of spam, and political actions, she exposes the paradoxes within globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production.