Prague College Library: Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War
Title:      Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War
Categories:      Art & Design
BookID:      ad-0214
Authors:      Hito Steyerl
ISBN-10(13):      9781786632449
Publisher:      Verso
Publication date:      2019
Edition:      1st
Number of pages:      0
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

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 work itself? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives? Exploring artefacts 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