Postmodernism and the Postsocialist Condition: Politicized Art under Late Socialism

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Index
Abela, Eduardo, 210
Abstract Expressionism, 56, 92, 176, 211
Aesopian language, 9, 24, 156
aestheticism: Socialist, 93, 107
aestheticization: of the political, 86; total, 79
aesthetics: anarchist, 156; avant-garde, 86; of everyday life, 68; new ruling, 22; purist and modernist, 119; Socialist Realist, 21; of social stagnation, 68; Stalinist, 62; total, 223
Aktuel, 98
Albania, 1, 3, 14, 90
Albert, Yurii, 87
Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez, 215
allegory: of total communication, 132; postmodern, 226
Althusser, Louis, 37, 139
Álvarez, Pedro, 241
Anderson, Perry, 136
Angulo, Tanya, 230, 239
Anti-Bourgeois Liberalism Campaign, 270, 273
antihistoricism: postmodernist, xvii
antimodernism, 184–86
Anufriev, Sergei, 84
Apt-Art, 28, 54n88
architecture, 22, 184–201; Hungarian postmodern, 24; of national styles, 94; Stalinist, 191
Arenas, Reinaldo, 218
Armada, Chago, 216, 220
art, 9, 13, 79; abstract, 56; agitprop, 194; alternative, 24, 143; autonomy of, 65; avant-garde, 2, 27, 59, 97, 131, 146, 239, 252; avant-garde in China, 247–83; Balkan, 125; bourgeois, 92; commercial, 71; commercialized and politically explicit, 29; conceptual, 32, 34, 36; conventional idea of, 274; criteria for sincerity in, 66; critical, 23, 97, 242; Cuban, 19, 208–45; cultivated, 210; Czech, 22, 97–107; deconstructive, 32, 94, 95; degenerate, 14; dissident, 17, 149; early Soviet, 22; elite, 143; embarrassing, 47; experimental, 98; fictional character of all, 71; formal model for Soviet, 62; as a form of politics, 166; freedom of, 203; gay, 216; hierarchy of, 204n3; high, 16, 24, 95, 117; as highest form of creativity, 155; and ideology, 156; idiot, 47; innovative, 56; international, 228; internationalization of, 49; kinetic, 97; late Soviet Russian, 79; Latin American modern, 211; Leftist radical, 97; and life, 239; low, 248; Maoist, 17; marginal, 24, 204n1; market, xvii, 21, 47, 65; modern, 67, 68, 69, 212; modernist, 24, 25, 56; of negative dialectics, 114; as noncommercial endeavor, 42; nonpoliticized, 25, 47; official, 21, 58, 59, 63; official/ unofficial division, 41; partisan, 157; for people's life, 248–49; perestroika, 128; performance, xvii, 274, 281; plastic, 221, 231, 238; Polish, 22; political, 2, 47, 242; political context of, 39; politicized, 8, 16, 24, 37, 42, 48, 49, 57, 63, 140, 141; postavant-garde, 97, 121; postconceptual, 114; post-Maoist, 27; postmodern, 20–21, 48, 91, 93, 197; postsocialist, 4, 7, 41, 46, 96; post-utopian, 27, 32, 36; and power, 58, 61; prohibited, 16; proletarian, 92; public, 236; revolutionary, 92, 107, 248; Russian, 20, 22, 23, 58, 59, 87–88; Slovenian, 10, 135– 74; social role of, 137; social topics in, 180; socialist, 21; socially subversive, 29; Soviet, 17, 20, 175, 176, 177; Stalinist, 61; totalitarian, 110, 122; traditional, 35, 39, 47; underground, 117; universal, 224; unofficial, 16, 21, 32, 55–88, 88n1, 257; unorthodox, 280; unpoliticized form of, 43; urban, 108; utilitarian, 93; utopian, 27, 241, 251; and vernacular culture, 223; visual, 36, 39, 215, 239; as a weapon of the revolution, 217; Western, 39, 65; Western and Eastern, 37
Art & Language, 113
Art Deco, 97

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vi
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Foreword xv
  • Notes xviii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 50
  • The Other Gaze - Russian Unofficial Art's View of the Soviet World 55
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  • Art as a Political Machine - Fragments on the Late Socialist and Postsocialist Art of Mitteleuropa and the Balkans 90
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  • Neue Slowenische Kunst—new Slovenian Art - Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Self-Management, and the 1980s 135
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  • Hungarian Marginal Art in the Late Period of State Socialism 175
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  • The New Cuban Art 208
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  • Post-Utopian Avant-Garde Art in China 247
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  • Contributors 285
  • Index 287
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