ARKEN Museum of Modern Art is pleased to announce the release of the book Utopia & Contemporary Art. The book is published by ARKEN and Hatje Cantz in connection with the Utopia project at ARKEN.
What is the status of the concept of utopia? What does utopia mean today? How is it explored, enacted and contested in contemporary art and theory? Within the last decade the contemporary art scene has witnessed a return of utopia and utopian thinking, manifested in various ways and in a range of practices. Whether detectable as an impulse, critically reassessed as a concept, cautiously or daringly articulated in a specific vision, utopia continues to matter. With contributions by academics, curators and critics the book Utopia & Contemporary Art investigates and discusses the current relevance of utopia and the different ways of thinking and performing utopia in contemporary art.
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