Contemporary Art and the Home

Contemporary Art and the Home

Handsomely illustrated, this book unites contemporary art, craft and design, with sociology, anthropology and cultural studies to provide an unusual and forthright addition to ongoing art and culture debates.

Author: Colin Painter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000184006

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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The home is, for many people, the location for their most intense relationships with visual things. Because they are constructed through the objects we choose, domestic spaces are deeply revealing of a range of cultural issues. How is our interpretation of an object affected by the domestic environment in which it is placed? Why choose a stainless steel teapot over a leopard print one? How do the images hanging on the walls of our homes arrive there? In placing contemporary art in the context of the ordinary home, this book embarks on the contentious topic of whether high art impacts on ordinary people. What is the size and nature of the audience for contemporary art in Britain? Do people really visit more art galleries than attend football matches? What is the significance of the home in relation to such questions? Indeed, what constitutes art in the home? This book carefully unpicks these questions as well as the troubled relationship between the home as a place of comfort and reassurance and the often unsettling and challenging images offered by contemporary art. Within the art world, the home has been addressed as a subject and even used as a temporary gallery and a space for installations, and yet it is not common for works by todays avant-garde artists to be conceived and marketed to participate in the domestic lives that most people live. Handsomely illustrated, this book unites contemporary art, craft and design, with sociology, anthropology and cultural studies to provide an unusual and forthright addition to ongoing art and culture debates.
Categories: Social Science

The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

The Unmaking of Home in Contemporary Art

Building on the scholarship of key art historians and theorists such as Judith Butler and Mieke Bal, Claudette Lauzon embarks upon a transnational analysis of contemporary artists who challenge the assumption that 'home' is a stable site of ...

Author: Claudette Lauzon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442649828

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 398

Building on the scholarship of key art historians and theorists such as Judith Butler and Mieke Bal, Claudette Lauzon embarks upon a transnational analysis of contemporary artists who challenge the assumption that 'home' is a stable site of belonging.
Categories: Art

Home Affairs

Home Affairs

Author: Beral Madra

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133115860

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 646

Categories: Art

Playing at Home

Playing at Home

Ultimately, she argues that irony, parody, and play are equally important in our interpretations of these works on the home.

Author: Gill Perry

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780232294

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 593

Art Since the ’80s, a new series from Reaktion Books, seeks to offer compelling surveys of popular themes in contemporary art. In the first book in the series, Gill Perry reveals how the house and the idea of home have inspired a range of imaginative and playful works by artists across the globe. Exploring how artists have engaged with this theme in different contexts—from mobile homes and beach houses to haunted houses and broken homes—Playing at Home shows that our relationship with houses involves complex responses in which gender, race, class, and status overlap, and that through these relationships we turn a house into a home. Perry looks at the works of numerous artists, including Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Michael Landy, Mike Kelley, and Peter Garfield, as well as the work of artists who travel across continents and see home as a shifting notion, such as Do-Ho-Suh and Song Dong. She also engages with the work of philosophers and cultural theorists from Walter Benjamin and Gaston Bachelard to Johan Huizinga and Henri Lefebvre, who inform our understanding of living and dwelling. Ultimately, she argues that irony, parody, and play are equally important in our interpretations of these works on the home. With over one hundred images, Playing at Home covers a wide range of art and media in a fascinating look at why there’s no place like home.
Categories: Art

Art and the Home

Art and the Home

Imogen Racz provides a theme-led discussion about how the physical experience of the dwelling space and the psychological complexities of the domestic are manifested in art, focusing mainly on sculpture, installation and object-based ...

Author: Imogen Racz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738684

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 227

Our homes contain us, but they are also within us. They can represent places to be ourselves, to recollect childhood memories, or to withdraw into adult spaces of intimacy; they can be sites for developing rituals, family relationships, and acting out cultural expectations. Like the personal, social, and cultural elements out of which they are constructed, homes can be not only comforting, but threatening too. The home is a rich theme running through post-war western art, and it continues to engage contemporary artists today - yet it has been the subject of relatively little critical writing. Art and the Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday is the first single-authored, up-to-date book on the subject. Imogen Racz provides a theme-led discussion about how the physical experience of the dwelling space and the psychological complexities of the domestic are manifested in art, focusing mainly on sculpture, installation and object-based practice; discussing the work and ideas of artists as diverse as Louise Bourgeois, Gordon Matta-Clark, George Segal and Cornelia Parker within their artistic and cultural contexts
Categories: Art

When Home Won t Let You Stay

When Home Won t Let You Stay

Insightful and interdisciplinary, this book considers the movement of people around the world and how contemporary artists contribute to our understanding of it In this timely volume, artists and thinkers join in conversation around the ...

Author: Eva Respini

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300247480

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 332

Insightful and interdisciplinary, this book considers the movement of people around the world and how contemporary artists contribute to our understanding of it In this timely volume, artists and thinkers join in conversation around the topic of global migration, examining both its cultural impact and the culture of migration itself. Individual voices shed light on the societal transformations related to migration and its representation in 21st-century art, offering diverse points of entry into this massive phenomenon and its many manifestations. The featured artworks range from painting, sculpture, and photography to installation, video, and sound art, and their makers--including Isaac Julien, Richard Mosse, Reena Saini Kallat, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Do Ho Suh, among many others--hail from around the world. Texts by experts in political science, Latin American studies, and human rights, as well as contemporary art, expand upon the political, economic, and social contexts of migration and its representation. The book also includes three conversations in which artists discuss the complexity of making work about migration. Amid worldwide tensions surrounding refugee crises and border security, this publication provides a nuanced interpretation of the current cultural moment. Intertwining themes of memory, home, activism, and more, When Home Won't Let You Stay meditates on how art both shapes and is shaped by the public discourse on migration.
Categories: Art

Contemporary Art from the Middle East

Contemporary Art from the Middle East

This timely book tackles ongoing questions about how 'local' perspectives on contemporary art from the Middle East are defined and how these perspectives intersect with global art discourses.

Author: Hamid Keshmirshekan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857725387

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 803

How is home-grown contemporary art viewed within the Middle East? And is it understood differently outside the region? What is liable to be lost when contemporary art from the Middle East is 'transferred' to international contexts - and how can it be reclaimed? This timely book tackles ongoing questions about how 'local' perspectives on contemporary art from the Middle East are defined and how these perspectives intersect with global art discourses. Inside, leading figures from the Middle Eastern art world, western art historians, art theorists and museum curators discuss the historical and cultural circumstances which have shaped contemporary art from the Middle East, reflecting on recent exhibitions and curatorial projects and revealing how artists have struggled with the label of 'Middle Eastern Artist'. Chapters reflect on the fundamental methodologies of art history and cultural studies - considering how relevant they are when studying contemporary art from the Middle East - and investigate the ways in which contemporary, so-called 'global', theories impact on the making of art in the region. Drawing on their unique expertise, the book's contributors offer completely new perspectives on the most recent cultural, intellectual and socio-political developments of contemporary art from the Middle East.
Categories: Art

The Artist and Journal of Home Culture

The Artist and Journal of Home Culture

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ISBN: OXFORD:555028920

Category: Art

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Categories: Art

Replacing Home

Replacing Home

How constructions of home in contemporary art reveal new ways of staying in place

Author: Jennifer Johung

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816672873

Category: Architecture

Page: 221

View: 381

How constructions of home in contemporary art reveal new ways of staying in place
Categories: Architecture

At Home Abroad

At Home   Abroad

Author: Dana Friis-Hansen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042817596

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 140

View: 856

Categories: Art, Modern

What was Contemporary Art

What was Contemporary Art

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the ...

Author: Richard Meyer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262135085

Category: Art

Page: 361

View: 989

Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art. By retrieving moments in the history of once-current art, Meyer redefines "the contemporary" as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.
Categories: Art

Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education

Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education

This text addresses the role of art within contemporary multicultural education. Co-published with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, it provides both theoretical foundations and practical resources for art educators and students.

Author: Susan Cahan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415911893

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 427

This text addresses the role of art within contemporary multicultural education. Co-published with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, it provides both theoretical foundations and practical resources for art educators and students. This edition combines colour illustrations and first-person artists' statements with interviews with notable educators and extensive lesson plans. It adopts an approach which connects everyday experience, social critique and creative expression with classroom learning. Susan Cahan and Zoya Kocur address this void by focusing on issues that students care about and that relate to a larger, life-world. For students from widely-varied backgrounds and differing levels of English comprehension, art becomes a vital means of reflecting upon the nature of society and social existence.
Categories: Art

Making a Home

Making a Home

"Volume accompanies the exhibition ... presented at Japan Society Gallery, New York, from October 5, 2007, through January 13, 2008"--T.p. verso.

Author: Eric C. Shiner

Publisher: Other Distribution

ISBN: UOM:39015074043087

Category: Art

Page: 223

View: 580

"Volume accompanies the exhibition ... presented at Japan Society Gallery, New York, from October 5, 2007, through January 13, 2008"--T.p. verso.
Categories: Art

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which areaccessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website.The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A ...

Author: Ian Chilvers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199239658

Category: Art

Page: 776

View: 228

This unique and authoritative reference work contains more than 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entriesfor artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, from the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to the French sculptor Jacques Zwobada. With international coverage, indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for keytopics (for example, Cubism and abstract art), this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional.Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionallystrong coverage of art from the 1960s, which makes it particularly ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which areaccessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website.The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.
Categories: Art

Contemporary Art and Classical Myth

Contemporary Art and Classical Myth

Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship.

Author: Isabelle Loring Wallace

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754669742

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 476

Contemporary art is deeply engaged with the subject of classical myth. Yet within the literature on contemporary art, little has been said about this provocative relationship. Composed of fifteen original essays, Contemporary Art and Classical Myth addresses this scholarly gap, exploring, and in large part establishing, the multifaceted intersection of contemporary art and classical myth.
Categories: Art

Living with Contemporary Art

Living with Contemporary Art

"Living with Contemporary Art" is both a catalogue and report from the residents of Ridgefield, on everything from consulting with the artists to working out practical issues like insurance, to reflecting on what it's really like to "to ...

Author: Harry Philbrick

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037480368

Category: Art appreciation

Page: 66

View: 624

"It's wonderful, but I wouldn't want it in my home" is a comment you might easily overhear in any museum showing contemporary art. This brilliant and original book asks "Why not?" Based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Aldrich Museum, it tackles head-on the difficulties and pleasures of living with unusual art. Eleven unconventional artists--including Christian Boltanski, Mary Lucier, Andrea Zittel and others--were invited to install their work both in the museum and in homes (and one car) around the suburban New England town of Ridgefield. "Living with Contemporary Art" is both a catalogue and report from the residents of Ridgefield, on everything from consulting with the artists to working out practical issues like insurance, to reflecting on what it's really like to "to have it in my home."
Categories: Art appreciation

Themes in Contemporary Art

Themes in Contemporary Art

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.

Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300102976

Category: Art

Page: 326

View: 708

This work discusses the art of the final third of the twentieth century. In seven related chapters, it looks at different aspects of the postmodernism that has dominated art since the 1960s.
Categories: Art

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination

In this sense, her concept of home can be an enabling figure in the contemporary
global arena, one that moves beyond binary thinking and engenders politics
through the everyday: ... home carries a core positive meaning as the material ...

Author: Marsha Meskimmon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136937057

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 541

Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination explores the role of art in conceiving and reconfiguring the political, ethical and social landscape of our time. Understanding art as a vital form of articulation, Meskimmon argues that artworks do more than simply reflect and represent the processes of transnational and transcultural exchange typical of the global economy. Rather, art can change the way we imagine, understand and engage with the world and with others very different than ourselves. In this sense, art participates in a critical dialogue between cosmopolitan imagination, embodied ethics and locational identity. The development of a cosmopolitan imagination is crucial to engendering a global sense of ethical and political responsibility. By materialising concepts and meanings beyond the limits of a narrow individualism, art plays an important role in this development, enabling us to encounter difference, imagine change and make possible the new. This book asks what it means to inhabit a globalized world – how we might literally and figuratively make ourselves cosmopolitans, ‘at home’ everywhere. Contemporary art provides a space for this enquiry. Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination is structured and written through four ‘architectonic figurations’ – foundation, threshold, passage and landing – which simultaneously reference the built environment and the transformative structure of knowledge-systems. It offers a challenging new direction in the current literature on cosmopolitanism, globalisation and art.
Categories: Art