Author(s): Boris Groys
"On the New" looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's investigation which aims to map the uncharted territory of what constitutes artistic innovation and what processes underpin its recognition and appropriation.
"One of the most astute commentators on the art scene today."--"New Left Review""Groys combines revelatory analysis with philosophical questions that go to the heart of cultural production today."--Iwona Blazwick
Boris Groys is one of the most influential voices in contemporary cultural criticism. He is a philosopher, essayist, art critic, media theorist, and an internationally acclaimed expert on late-Soviet postmodern art and literature. His writing engages the wildly disparate traditions of French post-structuralism and modern Russian philosophy.