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Apart from an analysis of particular artists, Stallabrass offers a broader overview of the social and political stallybrass in which the movement emerged. Being very clear about his own opinion of the YBAs, he points out that some of the more interesting, clever and politically potent art does not get the media attention enjoyed by the movement.

Julian Stallabrass. High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s

He is critical, but not completely dismissive. Manufactured Mass Cultureand Internet Art: This rejection of theory by Stallabrass could be one of the contributing factors as to why yBa art has been dismissed by some critics over the past three decades. Lists with This Book. We look forward to seeing you from January 2.

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The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce. In this extensively illustrated polemic, Julian Stallabrass asks whether it has done so at the price of dumbing down Jan 16, Vaughnda Johnson rated it really liked it.

Famous for being famous. Previous books about this subject have been either collections of essays or fan books, which try to aid acolytes hoping to navigate the art world.

In many ways the criticisms he makes are fairly stale and conventional. The notorious Sensation show, presented first at the Royal Academy in London and then the Brooklyn Museum in New York stirred controversy and added publicity. pite

High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art by Julian Stallabrass

The market and the state. He emits this stubbornness for pages. Selected pages Title Page.

British Art in the s Julian Stallabrass Limited preview – British Art in the s Julian Stallabrass Limited preview – The Online Clash of Culture and Commerce. A full-throated attack on the —new British art,— a movement obsessed with commerce and cults of the personal, that manages to be smarter and more far-reaching than its hyped, hopped-up subject Reb rated it liked it Jul 13, On the face of it, much of their art has looked like simple bad behaviour—using chopped-up animals, pornography and sexually explicit mannequins as its material, or building up the features of a child murderer using tiny hand-prints.


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High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art

He basically seems to be a humanist. Usefully, he is particularly interested in the success popular and financial of the yBAs, and examines in some detail what has played a role in achieving this success. I still think a lot of the YBA’s work is a crock of shit, but I am interested in really trying to understand why it is or isn’t good.

Ayn rated it really liked it Jan 19, Stallabrass offers a very good overview of how the movement and its varying strands evolved. Stallabrass, a writer, art critic, and art history professor, takes a close look at the movement he dubs “high art lite” also known as Young British Art that has developed in Britain over the past There is also a lament for the state of modern art criticism another factor in why the yBAs have risen to such prominence.