Hardcover with jacket,
6.5 x 9.4 Inches,
260 colour illustrations
US$ 39.95 | GBP 24.99
Date of publication:
USA June 30, 2012 | UK June 30, 2012
This title is available.
The companion volume to an exciting new exhibition, this book examines how today’s most promising artists are exploring our shifting experience of reality.
As viewers of »The Colbert Report« know, we are living in an age of »truthiness« — where things we wish to be true are preferred to things that are known to be true. »More Real?« features an international contingent of contemporary artists whose work most aptly represents this modern conundrum in a variety of ways, from trompe l’oeil to digital manipulation. A series of scholarly, entertaining, and generously illustrated essays approach the concept of reality from a variety of perspectives: science and technology; the role of the cinema; the »parafictional« in art; diaspora artists from the Middle East; and historical trends from the Age of Reason to our current state. In an age when the relationship between truth and fiction has never been murkier, »More Real?« explores our constantly changing sense of what is real, and the consequences of not understanding the difference.
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