The Postmodern Scene: Excremental Culture and Hyper-Aesthetics, 2nd edition




Kroker, Arthur
Cook, David

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New World Perspectives


The Postmodern Scene is a series of major theorizations about key artistic and intellectual tendencies in the postmodern condition. A variety of texts, ranging from Nietzsche’s The Will to Power, Serres’ Hermes, Baudrillard’s Precession of Simulacra, the visual art of Fischl, Hopper, Colville, and Magritte and recent performance art are used as probes of the human fate in the contemporary century. Here a theoretical reflection is viewed as a privileged artistic act: simultaneously a critical encounter with the “shock of the real” and a meditation in the form of a lament over the “intimations of deprival” which speak to us now of postmodern culture, art, and philosophy in ruins.


This series title was created by CTheory Books - This title was digitized by CTheory Books in 2001.


postmodernism, the postmodern scene, the postmodern condition, Nietzsche, Serres, Baudrillard, shock of the real, postmodern culture, postmodern art, postmodern philosophy


Kroker, A. & Cook, D. (1987). The postmodern scene: Excremental culture and hyper-aesthetics, 2nd edition. Montréal, QC: New World Perspectives.