A call to arms for creative freedom and critical thought, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of commodification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of art and design in the work of Murakami, Zittel, Kalkin, and Acconci, in order to find avenues of critique in a commercially driven cultural landscape.What Smith overlooks, however, is the way that Kalkina#39;s design complicates the idea of use-value, introducing an important element of ... The Quik House, for example, was a prefabricated house composed of recycling shipping containers.
|Title||:||Art in Consumer Culture|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2011|