Fabricating Publics: Dissemination of Culture in the Post-Truth Era

Carolina Rito (Editor), Bill Balaskas (Editor)

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    Fabricating Publics explores how cultural producers and institutions perceive their role in the post-truth era. The essays comprising the publication will collectively attempt to reposition contemporary culture in relation to the notion of the ‘public’ and its political function. Within an increasingly complex economic, social, and technological environment, the book will address the multiple challenges posed for artists, curators, and cultural activists by the conditions of post-factuality. Do cultural institutions have the practical means and the ethical authority to fight back? What narratives of dissent are cultural producers developing, and how do they choose to communicate them? Could new media technologies still be considered as instruments of democratising culture, or have they been irrevocably associated with an ‘empty’ populism? Do ‘counter-publics’ exist, and how are they formed? In the end, is ‘truth’ a notion that could be reclaimed through contemporary culture?
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLiverpool
    PublisherOpen Humanities Press
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

    Publication series

    NameDATA Browser
    PublisherOpen Humanities Press


    • post-truth
    • audiences
    • museums
    • contemporary culture
    • contemporary art
    • curating
    • the curatorial

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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