The networked image

The flight of cultural authority andthe multiple times and spaces ofthe art museum

Authored by: Andrew Dewdney

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429506765-7

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Abstract

In his 2005 book Hypermodern Times, Lipovetsky comments that previous ideas regarding progressive futures, have everywhere been replaced by the near universal acceptance of a drive to greater efficiency, which he sees in the rise of ‘managerial activism: with a vast enthusiasm for change, reform and adaption, which is deprived of any confident horizon or grand historical vision’ (p. 34). The result of such a change is that in the place of any shared, embedded and ongoing thinking about the future, we are left without a future horizon and only an urgent need to keep moving and the need to survive.

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