Secret Societies

Description

The Jesuits, Rosicrucians, freemasons, CIA, Mafia, IRA and al-Qaeda are all secret societies, covertly working away behind the scenes to create a world they envision, be it good or evil. The concept behind this exhibition, and its accompanying catalog, is that the contemporary art world is also a secret society, with a small circle of initiated members who possess arcane knowledge. In absorbing essays, Michael Bracewell, Ina Blom and Gary Lachman look at how the contemporary art economy is its own exclusive club. A large selection of artworks chosen by curators Cristina Ricupero, Alexis Vaillant and Jan Verwoert responds to the theme.

Details

Author(s)
Ina Blom, Michael Bracewell, Gary Lachman, Jan Verwoert
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
222 x 300 x 22mm | 1,260.98g
Publication date
15 Nov 2011
Publisher
Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English, German
Illustrations note
160 colour illustrations
ISBN10
3940953822
ISBN13
9783940953827
Bestsellers rank
1,206,629