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By Charissa N. Terranova

In the twenty-first century, we're constantly faced with the existential facet of technology—the relationships among id and the mechanizations that experience develop into extensions of the self. targeting certainly one of humanity’s so much ubiquitous machines, Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the automobile in Conceptual Art combines serious idea and new media concept to shape the 1st philosophical research of the automobile inside works of conceptual paintings. those works are widely outlined to surround a variety of inventive expressions, quite in car-based conceptual artwork by means of either older, validated artists and more youthful, rising artists, together with Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Richard Prince, Sylvie Fleury, Yael Bartana, Jeremy Deller, and Jonathan Schipper.

At its middle, the publication bargains another formation of conceptual paintings understood based on know-how, the physique relocating via area, and what artwork historian, curator, and artist Jack Burnham calls “relations.” This thought-provoking learn illuminates the ways that the car turns into a naturalized extension of the human physique, incarnating new kinds of “car paintings” and spurring a technological reframing of conceptual paintings. Steeped in a worldly tackle the picture and semiotics of the auto, the chapters probe the politics of materialism in addition to high/low debates approximately flavor, tradition, and artwork. the result's a hugely cutting edge method of modern intersections of artwork and know-how.

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