In this book, leading social thinker Pierre Bourdieu and the artist Hans Haacke discuss contemporary art and the relations between art, politics and society. Their dialogue ranges widely from censorship and obscenity to the social conditions of artistic creativity, and focusses on the central themes in the work of both authors.
Pierre Bourdieu was Professor of Sociology at the College de France Hans Haacke is a contemporary visual artist.
Publishera s Note. List of Hans Haackea s works. Foreword. 1. Helmsboro Country. 2. Sponsors who know the tune. 3. Creating a sensation. 4. Real simulacra. 5. The crusaders of a high culturea . 6. Defense of the West and the return of absolutism. 7. In the statea s noose. 8. A politics of form. 9. Plain speaking. 10. Too Good to be True (by Pierre Bourdieu). 11. Gondola! Gondola! (by Hans Haacke).