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By Ben Davis

9.5 Theses on paintings and Class seeks to teach how a transparent realizing of sophistication is smart of what's at stake in a large variety of modern art's so much continual debates, from definitions of political paintings to the prestige of "outsider" and highway paintings to the query of ways we retain religion in artwork itself.

Ben Davis at present lives and works in big apple urban the place he's government Editor at Artinfo.

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In these essays I attempt to show how transformations in the economy and society at large have affected the institutions of visual art and the ways in which these institutions in turn constrain and determine what art we see and how it is valued. Chapters 11 through 14 address various debates within art theory. My focus here is on how abstract and apparently intractable theoretical problems—about art’s relation to mass culture, the “crisis of criticism,” the fate of conceptual art or postmodernism—cypher political questions and how a grounding familiarity with serious Marxist thought helps clear them away.

In these essays I attempt to show how transformations in the economy and society at large have affected the institutions of visual art and the ways in which these institutions in turn constrain and determine what art we see and how it is valued. Chapters 11 through 14 address various debates within art theory. My focus here is on how abstract and apparently intractable theoretical problems—about art’s relation to mass culture, the “crisis of criticism,” the fate of conceptual art or postmodernism—cypher political questions and how a grounding familiarity with serious Marxist thought helps clear them away.

At the same moment that I began to write about art professionally, I also became involved with activism. The years in question were also the years of the massive immigrant rights marches of 2006, dogged antiwar organizing against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the National Equality March and the struggle for same-sex marriage, the successful fight to save Kenneth Foster from the death penalty in Texas and the unsuccessful battle to save Troy Davis from the same fate in Georgia, and the exciting outbreak of the Occupy movement in 2011.

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