Text/authors: Pascal Gielen
isbn: 978-94-92095-04-6   ..  € 19,90  .. buy book


Third updated, enlarged and completely revised version.

This book links art sociology and crictical theory.

Best Dutch Book Design Award 2009 for series

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• Review_goodreads.com, november 12, 2011
• Review_Magazine for Philosophy 72, 2010
• Review_Open 19, 2010_in Dutch
• Review_Art Monthly 341, November 2010 more

In The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude art sociologist Pascal Gielen defends the hypothesis that the globalized art scene is an ideal production entity for economic exploitation. How can the art world preserve its own dynamic and freedom? This third edition has been thoroughly updated with Gielen's latest insights into the political dimensions of art, autonomy and the relationship between art, ethics, and democracy.

In the glow of the creative cities and the creative industry governments embrace this post-Henry Ford work model and seamlessly link it to the globally dominant neo liberal market economy. more

In The Murmuring an attempt is also being made to provide alternatives. Gielen is searching for the ingredients that the art world needs to preserve its own dynamic and freedom. His quest leads to places of intimacy and 'slowability' in the hectic global flow of artistic events and artistically-minded trends. This publication is part of the Fontys-series 'Arts in Society'.

Pascal Gielen is a sociologist of art who teaches at the Groningen University. He has also the research chair ‘Arts in Society’ at the Fontys College for the Arts in Tilburg. Gielen wrote several books on the visual arts, contemporary dance, cultural heritage and cultural politics. back

The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Politics and Post-Fordism
Design: Metahaven.. 288 pages.. 21 x 13,5 cm.. Paperback..English.. Supported by Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg.. First edition supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds