The Vanguard of What?: Kelvin Browne Reviews Alex Kitnick’s New Book Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde
Kitnick describes his new book as an introduction to McLuhan’s theory of art. Each chapter positions McLuhan, who is most famous for the idea that “the medium is the message,” into context with individual contemporary artists through “concrete points of contact.” In doing so, Kitnick wants to “to reimagine the relationship between theory and practice, criticism and art.” Alex Kitnick is assistant professor of art history and visual culture and faculty of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Post Date: 11-30-2021