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Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More


Slacker Bites Back: Shaun of the Dead Finds New Life for Deadbeats

Lynn Pifer

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at one of the landmark films that constitutes the emergent category of the New Millennium zombie, but, as is illustrated here, it draws on the ancient model of the hero's quest in ... More


Futility and precarity

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Trapped in a context in which capitalism seemed to have colonised all remaining spheres of everyday experience, the ‘Generation X’ of the 1990s appeared to have given up the utopian aspirations of ... More


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