Culture Now: Hal Foster

6 Nov 2015

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12:00 – 23:00

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ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom


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American art theorist Hal Foster discusses his new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency (Verso, 2015)


American art theorist Hal Foster discusses his new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency (Verso, 2015). His new work examines the evolution of art and criticism in Western Europe and North America over the last twenty-five years, exploring their dynamic relation to the general condition of emergency instilled by neoliberalism and the war on terror.

Hal Foster is Townsend Martin Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. A co-editor of October magazine and books, he is the editor of The Anti-Aesthetic, and the author of Design and CrimeRecodingsThe Return of the RealCompulsive Beauty andThe Art-Architecture Complex.

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