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Universal Experience



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PRODUCT: Universal Experience:
Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye

SIZE: 9" high x 6.1" wide
MATERIALS: Softcover
Universal Experience addresses issues related to tourism, including spectacle, architecture, authenticity, history, souvenirs, and anthropology. It focuses on the phenomenon of international visual artists whose work responds to their travels and experiences living within various cultures.

Functioning as a guidebook, a reader, and a souvenir, this lavish exhibition catalogue presents more than 275 illustrations of thought-provoking artworks as icons and as tourist sites for exploration. This wide-ranging anthology of texts presents divergent routes and avenues through which to explore the symbols and cultural conventions that are being created, deciphered, and disseminated by an increasingly mobile and international group of artists. Essays by Francesco Bonami, Carol Becker, Alain de Boton, Lucy Lippard, Susan Sontag and Nancy Spector. Foreword by Robert Fitzpatrick.

272 pages, 170 color illustrations, MCA Chicago, 2005. The exhibition Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist's Eye was presented at the MCA February 12-June 5, 2005. Learn more.

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