Documents of Contemporary Art

Author: Sven Spieker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854882588

Category: Destruction art

Page: 240

View: 9033


The effects and meanings of destruction are central to the work of many of our most influential artists. Since the early 1960s, artists have employed destruction to creative ends. Here destruction changes from a negative state or passive condition to a highly productive category. The destructive subversion of media imagery aims to release us from its controlling effects. The self-destructing artwork extinguishes art's fixity as arrested form and ushers in the ephemeral and contingent 'open work.'00This anthology explores artworks that convey the threat of destruction an how they have disrupted the perceived integrity of built structures and institutions. Artistic acts of iconoclasm or risk to the self have raised consciousness of authoritarian oppression. More understated works explore the theme of destruction in armed conflict, media violence, and threats to the environment. These text make up the first collection to be focused systematically on destruction in modern and contemporary art.

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art

A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings

Author: Kristine Stiles,Peter Selz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520202511

Category: Art

Page: 1003

View: 9418


Enth. u. a.: S. 74: Concrete art (1936-49) / Max Bill. - S. 74-77: The mathematical approach in contemporary art (1949) / Max Bill. - S. 301-304: Dieter Roth.

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

Author: Peter G. Stone,Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly,Robert Fisk

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843833840

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 3349


An important study of the treatment of cultural property, and cultural heritage in general, in all modern theatres of conflict.

The Destruction of Art

Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Author: Dario Gamboni

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893167

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 450


"This is the first comprehensive examination of modern iconoclasm. Dario Gamboni looks at deliberate attacks carried out - by institutions as well as individuals - on paintings, buildings, sculptures and other works of art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Truly international in scope, "The Destruction of Art" examines incidents, some comic and others disquieting, in the USA, France, the former Soviet Union and other eastern bloc states, Britain, Switzerland, Germany and elsewhere. Motivated in the first instance by the recent destruction of many monuments in Europe's former Communist states, which challenged the assumption that iconoclasm was truly a thing of the past, the author has discovered just how widespread the destruction of art is today, manifested in explicable and inexplicable vandalism, political protest and censorship of all sorts. Dario Gamboni examines the relationship between contemporary destructions of art, older forms of iconoclasm and the development of modern art. His analysis is illustrated by case studies from Europe and the United States, from Suffragette protests in London's National Gallery to the controversy surrounding the removal of Richard Serra's Tilted Arc in New York and the resultant debate on artists' moral rights. "The Destruction of Art" asks what iconoclasm can teach us about the place of works of art and material culture in society. The history of iconoclasm is shown to reflect, and to contribute to, the changing and conflicting definitions of art itself." -- BOOK JACKET.

Creative Enterprise

Contemporary Art Between Museum and Marketplace

Author: Martha Buskirk

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441188207

Category: Art

Page: 377

View: 7424


Intertwines a dual emphasis on evolving institutional priorities and major shifts in artistic production.


Author: Brian Dillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854881932

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 237

View: 841


Ruins is one of a series documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art.

The Art of Destruction

The Films of the Vienna Action Group

Author: Stephen Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840680973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 3402


Persistence of Vision Volume 5. The Vienna Action Group was the most provocative, insurgent and challenging of all worldwide art movements of the 1960s, typified by the event in which Actionist Gunter Brus defecated before a large public audience and then masturbated while singing the Austrian national anthem - after which all members were either imprisoned, sent into exile or driven to suicide. Their films, discussed here in detail, form the essential residue of these performances, revealing the obsessions and outrages of the group. 50 b/w photos.

Refractions of Violence

Author: Martin Jay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136730443

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 1371


A new collection of essays by the internationally recognized cultural critic and intellectual historian Martin Jay that revolves around the themes of violence and visuality, with essays on the Holocaust and virtual reality, religious violence, the art world, and the Unicorn Killer, among a wide range of other topics.

The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision

Media, Counterculture, Revolt

Author: T. Brown,A. Lison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737523X

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 4836


Despite the explosion of interest in the "global 1968," the arts in this period - both popular and avant-garde forms - have too often been neglected. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars in history, cultural studies, musicology and other areas to explore the symbiosis of the sonic and the visual in the counterculture of the 1960s.