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Communication and Popular Culture Postmodernism
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Postmodernism
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Postmodernism The collapse of absolute standards of value Hyperrealism Pastiche The culture of globalization Convergence culture
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Andy Warhol Key Figure in the theorizing of pop art Refuses to take seriously the distinction between commercial and non-commercial art “Real Art” defined simply by the taste (and wealth) of the ruling class of the period. Commercial art just as good as real art
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Art for Arts Sake Art is what you perceive as art “A brillo box isn’t suddenly art because Warhol puts a stacked bunch of them in a museum. By putting them there he encourages you to make every trip to the supermarket an artistic adventure… everybody’s an artist if they want to be.” John Rockwell
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Taking “pop” Seriously In the late 60’s we see a shift in the intentions of pop artists Pop Artists creating “High Art”
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Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
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Hyperrealism Reality and simulation are experienced without difference The blurring of the distinction between the real and imaginary Reality TV Disney World Representation = Reality
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