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Product Description: Curated by the New York collective DIS, the 9th Berlin Biennale is a platform for collaborative ventures, ideas, catastrophes, and extremes. It seeks to materialize the paradoxes that increasingly define the world of 2016: the virtual as the real, nations as brands, people as data, culture as capital, wellness as politics, happiness as GDP, and so on...read more
By Boris Groys (contributor)

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9783954761555 | Distanz Verlag, July 25, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Curated by the New York collective DIS, the 9th Berlin Biennale is a platform for collaborative ventures, ideas, catastrophes, and extremes.

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Product Description: The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works of art as sacred objects was decried and subsequently they would be understood merely as things...read more

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9781784783501 | Verso Books, February 16, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The leading art theorist takes on art in the age of the Internet In the early twentieth century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit.

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Product Description: On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's investigation which aims to map the uncharted territory of what constitutes artistic innovation and what processes underpin its recognition and appropriation...read more

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9781781682937 | Verso Books, July 22, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive.

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9781781682920 | Verso Books, July 15, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive.

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Product Description: Archaeologist’s Collection, a project by Russian-American artist Grisha Bruskin (born 1945), is set in a future world in which an archaeological dig has unearthed Soviet civilization and attempts to comprehend its mysterious remains.

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9783866788831 | Kerber Christof Verlag, March 31, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Archaeologist’s Collection, a project by Russian-American artist Grisha Bruskin (born 1945), is set in a future world in which an archaeological dig has unearthed Soviet civilization and attempts to comprehend its mysterious remains.

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Product Description: Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) collaborate to transform the stuff of ordinary life into a series of quizzical, whimsical, even disquieting encounters. Fascinated with unconventional subject matter and material, Fischli and Weiss toy with the idea of "high art," questioning popular narratives and movements in art and cultural history...read more

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9780980108637 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, February 28, 2014, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) collaborate to transform the stuff of ordinary life into a series of quizzical, whimsical, even disquieting encounters.

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Product Description: Ukrainian documentary photographer Boris Mikhailov (born 1938) is internationally admired for his intense, clear-eyed depictions of his homeland, the Ukraine--most famously, his portrayals of the everyday struggles of the bomzhes, the homeless, a class that dramatically enlarged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991...read more

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9783863353032 | Bilingual edition (Walther Konig, September 30, 2013), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Ukrainian documentary photographer Boris Mikhailov (born 1938) is internationally admired for his intense, clear-eyed depictions of his homeland, the Ukraine--most famously, his portrayals of the everyday struggles of the bomzhes, the homeless, a class that dramatically enlarged after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Product Description: In the 1970s and 1980s, a group of "unofficial" artists in Moscow -- artists not recognized by the state, not covered by state-controlled media, and cut off from wider audiences -- created artworks that gave artistic form to a certain historical moment: the experience of Soviet socialism...read more

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9780262525084 | Mit Pr, September 13, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the 1970s and 1980s, a group of "unofficial" artists in Moscow -- artists not recognized by the state, not covered by state-controlled media, and cut off from wider audiences -- created artworks that gave artistic form to a certain historical moment: the experience of Soviet socialism.

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Product Description: The artistic tradition that emerged as a form of cultural resistance in the 1970s changed during the transition from socialism to capitalism. This volume presents the evolution of the Moscow-based conceptual artist group called Collective Actions, proposing it as a case-study for understanding the transformations that took place in Eastern European art after the fall of the Berlin Wall...read more
By Octavian Esanu and Boris Groys (foreword by)

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9786155225116 | Central European Univ Pr, June 30, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The artistic tradition that emerged as a form of cultural resistance in the 1970s changed during the transition from socialism to capitalism.

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Product Description: Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind presents the culmination of the artist's journey in search of Hyperborea, a mythical region thought to be located "beyond the Boreas" (the north wind). Mixing artifact with mythology, and history with invention, the project's wide-ranging material includes a 45-minute film and still photographs from the forests of Oregon, to St...read more

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9783775734295 | Hatje Cantz Pub, February 28, 2013, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind presents the culmination of the artist's journey in search of Hyperborea, a mythical region thought to be located "beyond the Boreas" (the north wind).

Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics. Art, argues the distinguished theoretician Boris Groys, is hardly a powerless commodity subject to the art market's fiats of inclusion and exclusion. In Art Power, Groys examines modern and contemporary art according to its ideological function. Art, Groys writes, is produced and brought before the public in two ways -- as a commodity and as a tool of political propaganda. In the contemporary art scene, very little attention is paid to the latter function. Arguing for the inclusion of politically motivated art in contemporary art discourse, Groys considers art produced under totalitarianism, Socialism, and post-Communism. He also considers today's mainstream Western art -- which he finds behaving more and more according the norms of ideological propaganda: produced and exhibited for the masses at international exhibitions, biennials, and festivals. Contemporary art, Groys argues, demonstrates its power by appropriating the iconoclastic gestures directed against itself -- by positioning itself simultaneously as an image and as a critique of the image. In Art Power, Groys examines this fundamental appropriation that produces the paradoxical object of the modern artwork.

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9780262072922 | Mit Pr, March 31, 2008, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Art has its own power in the world, and is as much a force in the power play of global politics today as it once was in the arena of cold war politics.

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9780262518680 | Mit Pr, February 8, 2013, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust. Therefore, the media's primary concern is to regain that trust through the production of sincerity. Advancing the field of media studies in a truly innovative way, Boris Groys focuses on the media's affect of sincerity and its manufacture of trust to appease skeptics...read more

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9780231146180 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 15, 2012, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The public generally regards the media with suspicion and distrust.

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Product Description: For the philosopher and media theoretician Boris Groys, Google performs the function of philosophy and religion as a ubiquitous means of negotiating the world. Philosophical precursors for Google's dissemination of discourses and the emancipation of words from grammar include Plato, Saussure and Derrida; another analogy is the twentieth-century avant-garde's production of 'word clouds' severed from their context, as found in the Conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s...read more
By Gerrit Jackson (trans), Cordelia Marten (editor) and Katrin Sauerlander (editor)

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9783775728959 | Bilingual edition (Hatje Cantz Pub, April 30, 2012), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: For the philosopher and media theoretician Boris Groys, Google performs the function of philosophy and religion as a ubiquitous means of negotiating the world.

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Product Description: Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture. But, today, we have become sceptical about the ability of an individual philosopher to engage in ‘universal thinking’, so philosophy seems to capitulate in the face of cultural relativism...read more

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9781844677566 | 1 edition (Verso Books, March 15, 2012), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Philosophy is traditionally understood as the search for universal truths, and philosophers are supposed to transmit those truths beyond the limits of their own culture.

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Product Description: Open 22 investigates how transparency and secrecy are intertwined in modern-day society and explores how they relate to the public and the civic, using WikiLeaks as a test case. The contributors consider transparency as fetish and the ideal of the free flow of information.
By Jodi Dean (contributor), Boris Groys (contributor), Sven Lutticken (contributor), Jorinde Seijdel (editor) and Felix Stalder (contributor)

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9789056628390 | Nai Uitgevers Pub, February 29, 2012, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Open 22 investigates how transparency and secrecy are intertwined in modern-day society and explores how they relate to the public and the civic, using WikiLeaks as a test case.

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Product Description: Empty Zones is a sensitive exploration of Andrei Monastyrski's contemplative and complex work, starting from his foundation and involvement in the Collective Actions in the 1970s all the way to his more recent work. This volume includes original visual and textual documentations of Trips out of Town and selected video-stills from Podjachev's YouTube Channel as well as the artist's photographic Earth Works...read more
By Boris Groys (editor)

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9781907317347 | Black Dog Pub Ltd, August 16, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Empty Zones is a sensitive exploration of Andrei Monastyrski's contemplative and complex work, starting from his foundation and involvement in the Collective Actions in the 1970s all the way to his more recent work.

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Product Description: From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art...read more

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9780691055961 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1992), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: As communism collapses into ruins, Boris Groys provokes our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders.

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9781844677078 | Reprint edition (Verso Books, August 8, 2011), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders.

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Product Description: The religious movements of today no longer depend on the handselling of literature such as bibles, pamphlets etc, but instead operate predominantly with electronic picture media such as video and television that can be disseminated much more widely, and which are capable of enormous rhetorical impact...read more
By Boris Groys (editor) and Peter Weibel (editor)

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9783865606044 | Walther Konig, June 30, 2011, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: The religious movements of today no longer depend on the handselling of literature such as bibles, pamphlets etc, but instead operate predominantly with electronic picture media such as video and television that can be disseminated much more widely, and which are capable of enormous rhetorical impact.

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Product Description: 10000 Lives is the companion to the 8th Gwangju Biennale, an exhibition devoted to our obsession with images. With contributions by more than 100 artists, it brings together artworks and artifacts realized between 1901 and 2010 to analyze the relationships that bind people to images...read more

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9788987719122 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, December 31, 2010, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: 10000 Lives is the companion to the 8th Gwangju Biennale, an exhibition devoted to our obsession with images.

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Product Description: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Project Europaconsiders the relationship of art and artists to democracy. What is the role of art in the public sphere? In what ways do artists mediate the vital and critical political issues of their time? What is the emancipator potential of art? In the exhibition, nineteen artists from the British Isles to Turkey challenge the collective imagination of Europe while confronting a paradox: Europe as the site of possibility and impossibility for creating an egalitarian society...read more
By Marius Babias (contributor), Boris Groys (contributor) and Kerry Oliver-smith

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9780976255291 | Univ Pr of Florida, November 15, 2010, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Project Europaconsiders the relationship of art and artists to democracy.

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Product Description: Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language. In this radical and disturbing account of Soviet philosophy, Boris Groys argues that communism shares that dream and is best understood as an attempt to replace financial with linguistic bonds as the cement uniting society...read more

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9781844674305 | Verso Books, February 2, 2010, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Since Plato, philosophers have dreamed of establishing a rational state ruled through the power of language.

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Product Description: This year, Open celebrates its fifth anniversary with this extra edition, which addresses the role of the art biennial in city marketing. Open 16 is published concurrently with the first Brussels Biennial.
By Boris Groys (editor), Michael Hardt (editor), Maria Hlavajova (editor) and Chantal Mouffe (editor)

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9789056626679 | Nai Uitgevers Pub, October 31, 2009, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This year, Open celebrates its fifth anniversary with this extra edition, which addresses the role of the art biennial in city marketing.

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Product Description: Jeff Wall establishes photography's place at the forefront of contemporary art. His pictures form a bridge between the painterly conventions of artists such as Velazquez and mass media technologies. This book surveys his entire career to date.
By Thierry De Duve and Arielle Pelenc (contributor)

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9780714855974, titled "Jeff Wall: Complete Edition" | Phaidon Inc Ltd, February 10, 2010, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Jeff Wall establishes photography's place at the forefront of contemporary art.

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Product Description: This two-volume, slipcased set presents the first complete overview of iconic New York-based, Russian-born artist Ilya Kabakov's paintings. Centered around 130 works produced by Kabakov in Moscow between 1957 and 1987--when he used imaginary characters in his paintings to portray the banality of everyday life in the Soviet Union, providing both a parable on humankind and sardonic commentary on the system's unfulfilled promises and undelivered utopias--this comprehensive catalogue raisonné follows the publication of a two-volume catalogue raisonné of Kabakov's installations in 2004 and includes important essays by curator and critic Robert Storr and acclaimed late-Soviet Postmodern art and literature expert Boris Groys...read more
By Boris Groys, Ilya Kabakov (contributor), Renate Petzinger (editor) and Robert Storr

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9783866781733 | Slp edition (Kerber Christof Verlag, March 1, 2009), cover price $195.00 | About this edition: This two-volume, slipcased set presents the first complete overview of iconic New York-based, Russian-born artist Ilya Kabakov's paintings.

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Product Description: The topic of these videos by art historian and philosopher Boris Groys is, actually, video as a medium: the use of the image within the video, the analogy between video and essay, the difference between private and public use of the video, the video running in loop as a contemporary form of ritual...read more

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9783775723374 | Dvd blg edition (Hatje Cantz Pub, February 1, 2009), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The topic of these videos by art historian and philosopher Boris Groys is, actually, video as a medium: the use of the image within the video, the analogy between video and essay, the difference between private and public use of the video, the video running in loop as a contemporary form of ritual.

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Product Description: Total Enlightenment is a superb and much-needed survey of the Conceptual movement in late- and post-Soviet Russia, a movement which even today remains still relatively unknown in the West. The book owes its title to a 1974 essay by the influential theorist Boris Groys, in which he asserted that Moscow artists held a unique relationship to the traditional art of Russia, which set them apart from their Western role models and contemporaries...read more
By Manuel Fontan del Junco (editor), Boris Groys (editor) and Max Hollein (editor)

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9783775721240 | Bilingual edition (Hatje Cantz Pub, January 30, 2009), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Total Enlightenment is a superb and much-needed survey of the Conceptual movement in late- and post-Soviet Russia, a movement which even today remains still relatively unknown in the West.

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