Hi,

As mentioned last week, we will be looking at a more critical approach to art and interpretation this week through Jean Baudrillard’s The Conspiracy of Art. The Conspiracy of Art is a collection of articles and interviews with Jean Baudrillard, each concerned with his developing position and critique of contemporary art. The set readings from this book are the opening essay entitled The Conspiracy of Art and Art Contemporary…of Itself.

You will find the book below in its entirety. The essay The Conspiracy of Art can be found at pages 25-29, while Art Contemporary…of Itself can be found at pages 89-97. I strongly recommend also looking at Sylvere Lotringer’s introduction to the book entitled The Piracy of Art (also in the edition uploaded below). See here:

[Jean Baudrillard The Conspiracy of Art

If you encounter problems downloading this file (it is fairly big) then all three readings can be found in these pds:

Lotringer’s The Piracy of Art – introduction to Baudrillard’s The Conspiracy of Art

THE CONSPIRACY OF ART – Baudrillard

ART CONTEMPORARY ART….OF ITSELF – BAUDRILLARD

General discussion will take place on Monday, including plenary session on the semester.

Cheers.

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