Best Selling Books by Francesco Spampinato

Francesco Spampinato is the author of Come Together (2014), Art vs. TV (2021), Can You Hear Me? (2015), Art Record Covers. 40th Anniversary Edition (2021) and other 2 books.

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Come Together

release date: Dec 02, 2014
Come Together
The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together, author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles an international roster of forty of today's most exciting and influential collectives, from design studios like Project Projects and political performance artists The Yes Men to flash mob provocateurs Improv Everywhere and the multimedia artists Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Alongside visual portfolios of their best work are in-depth interviews addressing each group's unique motivations, processes, and objectives. What emerges is a shared desire to turn viewers into producers and to use commercial mass-media strategies to challenge prevailing social, political, and cultural power structures. Come Together is an essential resource and inspiration for students, art lovers, and anyone interested in the cutting edge of visual culture.

Art vs. TV

release date: Dec 02, 2021
Art vs. TV
While highlighting the prevailing role of television in Western societies, Art vs. TV maps and condenses a comprehensive history of the relationships of art and television. With a particular focus on the link between reality and representation, Francesco Spampinato analyzes video art works, installations, performances, interventions and television programs made by contemporary artists as forms of resistance to and appropriation and parody of mainstream television. The artists discussed belong to different generations: those that emerged in the 1960s in association with art movements such as Pop Art, Fluxus and Happening; and those appearing on the scene in the 1980s, whose work aimed at deconstructing media representation in line with postmodernist theories; to those arriving in the 2000s, an era in which, through reality shows and the Internet, anybody could potentially become a media personality; and finally those active in the 2010s, whose work reflects on how old media like television has definitively vaporized through the electronic highways of cyberspace. These works and phenomena elicit a tension between art and television, exposing an incongruence; an impossibility not only to converge but at the very least to open up a dialogical exchange.

Can You Hear Me?

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Can You Hear Me?
Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists is the first survey on the obscure and fascinating phenomenon of record labels founded and run by visual artists. It reflects on the way these extra-artistic activities contribute to redefining the role of the contemporary artist as a catalyst of intellectual energies and producer of cultural processes at large. Moreover, it tries to understand if and how these activities challenged the art world's static and modern perception of art and art works. Spanning from 1980 to 2015, the project consists of a book and an exhibition that celebrate the contemporary artist as a multi-facetted producer of collaborative projects. The highlighted labels have released a dynamic spectrum of activities in and outside the art world and remained untouched by its unwritten capitalist code, attempting to develop alternative forms of cultural production and attract new audiences.

Art Record Covers. 40th Anniversary Edition

release date: Aug 26, 2021
Art Record Covers. 40th Anniversary Edition
Art history acquires a new rhythm in this unique anthology of artists' record covers from the 1950s to today. More than 500 covers trace the interaction of music and visual art through modernism, Pop Art, conceptual practice, and beyond. Featured covers include Salvador Dalí's skewered butterfly for Jackie Gleason and Damien Hirst's symbolic...

Experiencing Hypnotism. Atomic Activity Book

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Experiencing Hypnotism. Atomic Activity Book
"Experiencing Hypnotism is a series of black and white images found on the Internet featuring hypnotized people under the control of hypnotists."--Back cover.
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