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Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics. This book shows that these marginalised artists, the 'dark matter' of the art world, are essential to the survival of the mainstream and that they frequently organize in opposition to it.Gregory Sholette, a politically engaged artist, argues that imagination and creativity in the art world originate thrive in the non-commercial sector shut off from prestigious galleries and champagne receptions. This broader creative culture feeds the mainstream with new forms and styles that can be commodified and used to sustain the few artists admitted into the elite.This dependency, and the advent of inexpensive communication, audio and video technology, has allowed this 'dark matter' of the alternative art world to increasingly subvert the mainstream and intervene politically as both new and old forms of non-capitalist, public art. This book is essential for anyone interested in interventionist art, collectivism, and the political economy of the art world.

Hardcover:

9780745327532 | Pluto Pr, December 15, 2010, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Art is big business, with some artists able to command huge sums of money for their works, while the vast majority are ignored or dismissed by critics.

Paperback:

9780745327525 | Pluto Pr, December 15, 2010, cover price $32.00

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Product Description: “Don’t start an art collective until you read this book.” —Guerrilla Girls “Ever since Web 2.0 with its wikis, blogs and social networks the art of collaboration is back on the agenda. Collectivism after Modernism convincingly proves that art collectives did not stop after the proclaimed death of the historical avant-gardes...read more
By Gregory Sholette (editor) and Blake Stimson (editor)

Hardcover:

9780816644612 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, February 20, 2007, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: “Don’t start an art collective until you read this book.

Paperback:

9780816644629 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, February 20, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “Don’t start an art collective until you read this book.

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Product Description: Art made to attach to buildings or to be given away? Wearable art for street demonstrations or art that sets up a booth at a trade show? This is the art of the interventionists, who trespass into the everyday world to raise our awareness of injustice and other social problems...read more
By Ondine C. Chavoya (editor), Nicholas Mirzoeff (editor), Gregory Sholette (editor), Joseph Thompson (editor) and Nato Thompson (editor)

Hardcover:

9780262201506 | Mit Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Art made to attach to buildings or to be given away?

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