Participation


Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262524643
Category: Art
Page: 207
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Art that seeks to produce situations in which relations are formed among viewers is placed in historical and theoretical context in key writings by critics and artists.

Participation


Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262524643
Category: Art
Page: 207
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Art that seeks to produce situations in which relations are formed among viewers is placed in historical and theoretical context in key writings by critics and artists.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship


Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844676900
Category: Art
Page: 382
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A searing critique of participatory art by the historian author of Installation Art traces art development throughout the 20th century to examine key moments in the participatory discipline to expose its political and aesthetic limitations. Original.

Interactive Contemporary Art

Participation in Practice
Author: Kathryn Brown
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780765517
Category: Art
Page: 304
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Audience participation has polarized recent debates about contemporary art. This collection of essays sheds new light on the political, ethical and aesthetic potential of participatory artworks and tests the very latest theoretical approaches to this subject. Internationally renowned art historians, curators and artists analyze the impact of collaborative aesthetics on personal and social identity, concepts of the artist, the ontology of art and the role of museums in contemporary society. Essential reading for students and specialists, Interactive Contemporary Art offers a vital critical evaluation of interactivity in contemporary art.

Situation


Author: Claire Doherty
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262513050
Category: Art
Page: 238
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Key texts on the notion of "situation" in art and theory that considersite, place, and context, temporary interventions, remedial actions, place-making, and publicspace.

Materiality


Author: Petra Lange-Berndt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780854882373
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 239
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This anthology focuses on the moments when materials become wilful actors and agents within artistic processes, entangling their audience in a web of connections. It investigates the role of materiality in art that attempts to expand notions of time, space, process or participation.

Living as Form

Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011
Author: Nato Thompson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262017342
Category: Art
Page: 259
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'Living as Form' grew out of a major exhibition at Creative Time in New York City. Like the exhibition, the book is a landmark survey of more than 100 projects selected by a 30-person curatorial advisory team; each project is documented by a selection of colour images.

Exhibition


Author: Lucy Steeds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780854882250
Category: Art
Page: 238
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This anthology provides a multivocal critique of exhibitions of contemporary art, bringing together the writings of artists, curators and theorists. Collectively these diverse perspectives are united by the notion that if the focus for modernist discussion was individual works of art, it is the exhibition that is the prime cultural carrier of contemporaneity. The texts encompass exhibition design and form; exhibitions that are object-based, live or discursive; projects that no longer rely on a physical space to be visited in person; artists' responses to being curated, and their reflections on the potential of acting curatorially. Set against the rise of the curator as an influential force in the contemporary art world, this volume underlines the crucial role of artists in questioning and shaping the phenomenon of the exhibition.

The Object


Author: Antony Hudek
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 239
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This title focuses on the object as a key to understanding central aspects of modern and contemporary art.

The cinematic


Author: David Campany
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 221
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"This reader surveys the rich history of relationships between the moving and the still image in photography and film, tracing their ever-changing dialogue since early modernism. Manifestations of the cinematic in photography and of the photographic in cinema have been a springboard for the work of some of the most influential contemporary artists."--BOOK JACKET.

Ethics


Author: Walead Beshty
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780262527187
Category: Art
Page: 240
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The boundary of a contemporary art object or project is no longer something that exists only in physical space; it also exists in social, political, and ethical space. Art has opened up to transnational networks of producers and audiences, migrating into the sphere of social and distributive systems, whether in the form of "relational aesthetics" or other critical reinventions of practice. Art has thus become increasingly implicated in questions of ethics. In this volume, artist and writer Walead Beshty evaluates the relation of ethics to aesthetics, and demonstrates how this encounter has become central to the contested space of much recent art. He brings together theoretical foundations for an ethics of aesthetics; appraisals of art that engages with ethical issues; statements and examples of methodologies adopted by a diverse range of artists; and examinations of artworks that question the ethical conditions in which contemporary art is produced and experienced. Artists surveyed include Tania Bruguera, Christoph Büchel, Paul Chan, Lygia Clark, Danh Vo, Dexter Sinister, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, David Hammons, Thomas Hirschhorn, Khaled Hourani, Sharon Lockhart, Kerry James Marshall, Renzo Martens, Boris Mikhailov, Hélio Oiticica, Seth Price, Walid Raad, Martha Rosler, Tino Sehgal, Allan Sekula, Santiago Sierra, Rirkrit Tiravanija Writers include Giorgio Agamben, Ariella Azoulay, Alain Badiou, Roland Barthes, David Beech, Claire Bishop, Nicolas Bourriaud, Simon Critchley, T.J. Demos, Maurizio Lazzarato, Jean-François Lyotard, Jacques Rancière, Jan Verwoert

Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices


Author: Tim Stott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317531981
Category: Art
Page: 156
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This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here Stott explores the complex and systematic organization of works of ludic participation, showing how these correlate with social systems of communication, exhibition, and governance. At a time when the advocacy of play and participation has become widespread in our culture, he addresses the shortage of literature on the use of play and games in modern and contemporary arts practice in order to begin a play theory of organization and governance.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

A Sourcebook of ArtistsÕ Writings (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles)
Author: Kristine Stiles,Peter Selz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253744
Category: Art
Page: 1141
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An essential text in the field of contemporary art history, it has now been updated to represent 30 countries and over 100 new artists. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.

Suzanne Lacy

Spaces Between
Author: Sharon Irish,Suzanne Lacy
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452915164
Category: Art
Page: 266
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Often controversial and sometimes even shocking to audiences, the work of California-based artist Suzanne Lacy has challenged viewers and participants with personal accounts of traumatic events, settings that require people to assume uncomfortable positions, multisensory productions that evoke emotional as well as intellectual responses, and even flayed lambs and beef kidneys. Lacy has experimented with ways to claim the power of mass media, to use women’s consciousness-raising groups as a performance structure, and to connect her projects to lived experiences. The body and large groups of bodies are the locations for her lifelike art, revealing the aesthetics of relationships among people. In this critical examination of Suzanne Lacy, Sharon Irish surveys Lacy’s art from 1972 to the present, demonstrating the pivotal roles that Lacy has had in public art, feminist theory, and community organizing. Lacy initially used her own body—or animal organs—to visually depict psychological states or social conditions in photographs, collages, and installations. In the late 1970s she turned to organizing large groups of people into art events—including her most famous work,The Crystal Quilt, a 1987 performance broadcast live on PBS and featuring hundreds of women in Minneapolis—and pioneered a new genre of public art. Irish investigates the spaces between art and life, self and other, and the body and physical structures in Lacy’s multifaceted artistic projects, showing how throughout her influential career Lacy has created art that resists racism, promotes feminism, and explores challenging human relationships.

Art, Activism, and Oppositionality

Essays from Afterimage
Author: Grant H. Kester
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822320951
Category: Art
Page: 318
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A collection of essays from the influential American journal of film, video and photography, exploring ideologies and institutions of the artworld; current media strategies for producing social change; and topics around gender, race and representation. I

Systems


Author: Edward A. Shanken
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262527194
Category: Art
Page: 240
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In the late 1950s, experiments such as the cybernetic sculptures of Nicolas Schöffer or the programmatic music compositions of John Cage and Iannis Xenakis transposed systems theory from the sciences to the arts. By the 1960s, artists as diverse as Roy Ascott, Hans Haacke, Robert Morris, Sonia Sheridan, and Stephen Willats were breaking with accepted aesthetics to embrace open systems that emphasized organism over mechanism, dynamic processes of interaction among elements, and the observer's role as an inextricable part of the system. Jack Burnham's 1968 Artforum essay "Systems Aesthetics" and his 1970 "Software" exhibition marked the high point of systems-based art until its resurgence in the changed conditions of the twenty-first century. Systems traces this radical shift in aesthetics from its roots in mid twentieth-century general systems theory, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence to the cutting-edge science of the present. The collected texts examine the connections between advanced technological systems, our bodies and minds; the relation of musical to spatial and architectural structures; and the ways in which systems-based art projects can create self-generating entities and networks, alter our experience of time, change the configurations of social relations, cross cultural borders, and interact with threatened ecosystems. Artists surveyed include Roy Ascott, Driessens and Verstappen, David Dunn, Brian Eno, Frank Gillette,Michael Joaquin Grey, Hans Haacke, Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison, Joan Littlewood, Richard Paul Lohse, Laurent Mignonneau, Manfred Mohr, Nam June Paik, Cedric Price, Casey Reas, Ken Rinaldo, Tomás Saraceno, Sonia Sheridan, Christa Sommerer, Ubermorgen, Woody and Steina Vasulka, Peter Weibel, Mitchell Whitelaw, John Whitney, James Whitney, Stephen Willats, Iannis Xenakis Writers include Gregory Bateson, Mary Catherine Bateson, Pierre Bourdieu, R. Buckminster Fuller, Jack Burnham, Fritjof Capra, Geoff Cox, James P. Crutchfield, Boris Groys, Francis Halsall, Usman Haque, N. Katherine Hayles, Caroline Jones, Stephen Jones, Christian Katti, Bruno Latour, Mary Louise Lobsinger, James Lovelock, Niklas Luhmann, Humberto Maturana, Donella H. Meadows, William J. Mitchell, Gordon Pask, Nick Prior, Francisco Varela, Heinz von Foerster, Michael Weinstock, Norbert Wiener

Social Works

Performing Art, Supporting Publics
Author: Shannon Jackson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136979832
Category: Art
Page: 320
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Shannon Jackson's Social Works mediates between visual and performance studies, incorporating political, aesthetic and social discourses. This book uses case studies and contemporary methodologies to give insight into experimental art-making.

Six Years

The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 ...
Author: Lucy R. Lippard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520210134
Category: Art
Page: 272
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"Many artists, curators, and cultural critics will be interested in the republication of this anthology since the movement it gives contour to has had a tremendous influence on the contemporary art of the last 25 years, and on the critical discussion surrounding the concept of postmodernism."--Alexander Alberro, coauthor of Tracing Cultures

The 'Do-it-Yourself' Artwork

Participation from Fluxus to New Media
Author: Anna Dezeuze
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 336
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Viewers of contemporary art are often invited to involve themselves actively in artworks, by entering installations, touching objects, performing instructions or clicking on interactive websites. Why have artists sought to engage spectators in these new forms of participation? In what ways does active participation affect the viewer’s experience and the status of the artwork? Spanning a range of practices including kinetic art, happenings, environments, performance, installations, relational and new media art from the 1950s to the present, this critical anthology sheds light on the history and specificity of artworks that only come to life when you -- the viewer -- are invited to "do it yourself." Rather than a specialist topic in the history of twentieth- and twenty-first century art, the "do-it-yourself" artwork raises broader issues concerning the role of the viewer in art, the status of the artwork, and the socio-political relations between art and its contexts.

The Art of Participation

1950 to Now
Author: Rudolf Frieling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 212
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The first fully illustrated survey of participatory art and its key practitioners, published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.