The emergence of contemporary art, engaging widely with other disciplines, as a platform for exploring animal nature.
Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting.
Contents: Foreword 1 Futurism 2 Russian Futurism and Constructivism 3 Dada 4 Surrealism 5 Bauhaus 6 Living Art c. 1933 to the 1970s 7 The Art of Ideas and the Media Generation 1968 to 2000 8 The First Decade of the New Century 2001 to 2010 Select Bibliography Index Sources of Illustrations