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The emancipated spectator / Jacques Ranciere ; translated by Gregory Elliott.

By: Ranciere, Jacques.
Contributor(s): Gregory Elliott. translated by.
Material type: TextText Language of document:EnglishSeries: Publisher: Publisher: London : Verso, 2011Edition: Description: Description: 134 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781844677610 (pbk.); 1844677613 (pbk.).Other title: Uniform titles: Subject(s): Aesthetics | Image (Philosophy) | Representation (Philosophy) | Arts audiences -- Psychology | Art appreciation -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 700.1
Contents:
Includes bibliographical references.
The emancipated spectator -- The misadventures of critical thought -- Aesthetic separation, aesthetic community -- The intolerable image -- The pensive image.
Summary: In this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?
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Originally published: 2009.

Includes bibliographical references.

The emancipated spectator -- The misadventures of critical thought -- Aesthetic separation, aesthetic community -- The intolerable image -- The pensive image.

In this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?

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