Culture Industry

Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, ‘The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’, in: Dialectic of Enlightenment, New York (Continuum) 1993. (Originally published as Dialektik der Aufklarung, 1944)

Theodor W. Adorno, The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture, London, New York (Routledge) 2001.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘Critical Reflections’, Artforum International, XXXV, nr. 5 (January 1997), pp. 68-69 & 102.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘Introduction’, in: Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry: essays on European and American art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge, Mass. (MIT Press) 2000.

David Hesmondhalgh, The Cultural Industries, Los Angeles, London (SAGE) 2007.

Scott Lash and Celia Lury, Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things, Cambridge (Polity) 2007.

Bart Verschaffel, ‘De mythe van de straat’, De Witte Raaf, nr. 111, 2004.

Bart Verschaffel, The benefits of the threshold. On the importance of semi-public spaces,  Lecture at Symposium “Truth and Public Space”, Catholic University Leuven, September 21, 2005.

 

Museum

Jean Baudrillard, L’effet Beaubourg. Implosion et dissuasion, Paris (Éditions Galilée) 1977.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘Daniel Buren’s ‘Les Couleurs/Les Formes’’, in: Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry. Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge, Mass. (MIT Press) 2000, pp. 119-139.

Shamita Sharmacharja (ed.), A Manual for the 21st Century Art Institution, London (Whitechapel Gallery / Koenig Books), 2009.

Terry Smith, ‘The Bilbao Affect: Culture as Industry’, in: The Architecture of Aftermath, Chicago (University of Chicago Press) 2006.

 

Studio

Oskar Bätschmann, The Artist in the Modern World. A Conflict Between Market and Self-Expression, Cologne (DuMont Buchverlag) 1997.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘The Twilight of the Idol. Preliminary Notes for a Critique’, in: Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry. Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge, Mass. (MIT Press) 2000, pp. 41-64.

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘Andy Warhol’s One-Dimensional Art’, in: Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry. Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge, Mass. (MIT Press) 2000, pp. 461-529.

Caroline A. Jones, Machine in the Studio. Constructing the Postwar American Artist, Chicago / London (The University of Chicago Press) 1996.

Camiel Van Winkel, The Myth of Artisthood, English Translation of De Mythe van het kunstenaarschap, Amsterdam (Fonds BKVB) 2007.

  

Exhibition

Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, ‘The Museum Today and Tomorrow’, Quaderns nr. 2, El Museu d’Art Contemporani en el Futur, 1989, pp. 81-94.

Tim Griffin and James Meyer, ‘Global Tendencies: Globalism and the Large-Scale Exhibition’, Artforum-International 42, nr. 3, 2003, pp. 153.

Johanne Lamoureux, ‘The Museum Flat’, in: Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson and Sandy Nairne (eds.), Thinking about Exhibitions, London / New York (Routledge) 1996, pp. 113-131.

Jean-Marc Poinsot, ‘Large Exhibitions. A Sketch of a Typology’, in: Reesa Greenberg, Bruce W. Ferguson and Sandy Nairne (eds.), Thinking about Exhibitions, London / New York (Routledge) 1996, pp. 39-66.

 

Market

Art and Its Markets, Artforum International XLVI, nr. 8 (April), 2008.

Scott Lash and Celia Lury, ‘Art as Concept  / Art as Media / Art as Life’, in: Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things, Cambridge (Polity) 2007, pp. 65-84.

Marc Spiegler, ‘Is the New Art Market the “New Economy”?’, in: Margriet Schavemaker and Mischa Rakier (eds.), Right About Now. Art & Theory since the 1990s, Amsterdam (Valiz) 2007, pp. 130-138.

Julian Stallabrass, High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s, London (Verso) 2002.

Olav Velthuis, ‘The Art Market in the 1990s: Reconciling Art and Commerce’, in: Margriet Schavemaker and Mischa Rakier (eds.), Right About Now. Art & Theory since the 1990s, Amsterdam (Valiz) 2007, pp. 120-129.


This website is the outcome of the course Critical Issues in the Cultural Industries, supervised by prof. Wouter Davidts within the context of the Visual Arts, Media & Architecture MPhil program at VU University Amsterdam. Contributors to the site are the first and second year students of the research master enrolled in the course.

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