By Pamela M. Lee
Pamela M. Lee’s New Games revisits postmodernism in gentle of paintings history's more moderen embody of "the contemporary." What can the theories and practices linked to postmodernism let us know in regards to the obsession with the modern in either the academy and the artwork international? In paintings by means of Dara Birnbaum, Öyvind Fahlström and Richard Serra, between others, Lee returns to Jean-Francois Lyotard's canonical textual content The Postmodern Condition as a way to appreciate more moderen art-critical pursuits in interactivity, collectivism and neo-liberalism. She reads Lyotard's recognized remedy of language video games relative to the sport conception linked to the chilly battle and the increase of the knowledge society. New Games asks readers to imagine significantly approximately our contemporary earlier and the embattled country of our modern preoccupations.
With a serious advent by way of Johanna Burton, New Games is the fourth and penultimate quantity in Routledge’s sequence of brief books at the theories of modernism through best artwork historians on twentieth-century paintings and paintings criticism.