9781409431978-1409431975-The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up

The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up

ISBN-13: 9781409431978
ISBN-10: 1409431975
Edition: 1
Author: Kurczynski, Karen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 292 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781409431978
ISBN-10: 1409431975
Edition: 1
Author: Kurczynski, Karen
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardcover 292 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kurczynski, Karen wrote The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up comprising 292 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1409431975 and 9781409431978. Since then The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A leading figure of the postwar avant-garde, Danish artist Asger Jorn has long been recognized for his founding contributions to the Cobra and Situationist International movements - yet art historical scholarship on Jorn has been sparse, particularly in English. This study corrects that imbalance, offering a synthetic account of the essential phases of this prolific artist’s career. It addresses his works in various media alongside his extensive writings and his collaborations with various artists' groups from the 1940s through the mid-1960s. Situating Jorn's work in an international, post-Second World War context, Karen Kurczynski reframes our understanding of the 1950s, away from the Abstract-Expressionist focus on individual expression, toward a more open-ended conception of art as a public engagement with contemporary culture and politics. Kurczynski engages with issues of interest to twenty-first-century artists and scholars, highlighting Jorn's proposition that the sensory address of art and its complex relationship to popular media can have a direct social impact. Perhaps most significantly, this study foregrounds Jorn's assertion that creativity is crucial to subjectivity itself in our increasingly mediated 'Society of the Spectacle.'

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