Political art, cultural policy, and artistic agency



Valentine, Jeremy (2007) Political art, cultural policy, and artistic agency. Social Analysis, 51 (2). pp. 96-111. ISSN 0155-977X

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Abstract

This article attempts to show how the conventional opposition between art and culture, on the one hand, and administration and organization, on the other, has been displaced. The main reason given for this phenomenon is the convergence of the collapse of notions of the political and aesthetic causality of art and culture with the destabilizing effects of postmodernism on organizational and administrative stability. After a discussion of the emergence of political regimes of audit within relations between culture and administration, the article locates the causes of the dominance of 'cultural governance' within the dynamics of modernist aesthetic values such as autonomy. The article concludes with a discussion of some optimistic possibilities that may arise from this scenario.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADMINISTRATION; AESTHETICS; AUDIT; AUTONOMY; CAUSALITY; CULTURE; HETERONOMY; POLITICS
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2008 13:56
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2011 10:50
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/66

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