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

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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.
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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.
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Public Art (Now)

Out of Time, Out of Place

Author: Claire Doherty

Publisher: Art / Books

ISBN: 1908970170

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place is the first survey of progressive public art from around the world. It presents some of the most significant artworks in the public realm from the last decade, challenging preconceptions about where, when and how public art takes place. The face of public art is changing. For decades, art in the public realm has been characterized by the landmark sculpture or spectacular outdoor event that helps to define or brand a place. But in recent years, a new wave of international artists and producers has rejected the monumental scale and mass appeal of such artworks. Instead, these individuals and groups favour unconventional forms that unsettle rather than authenticate a place's identity; disrupt rather than embellish a particular location; and contest rather than validate the design and function of public space. Performed interactions, collaborative social movements and small-scale subversive acts are just some of the unorthodox approaches taken by these artists. Their works challenge preconceived ideas about the role of art in place-making as they seek to remake places through radical forms and practices. Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place presents the artists who have been redefining the practice of public art over the past decade. They directly address the most pressing issues of our time, including the encroachment of corporate concerns on public space, the implications of global migration and the isolation of the individual, and the potential of collective action to share the future of our towns and cities. Some forty key works from around the world are organized into five sections – 'Displacement', 'Intervention', 'Disorientation', 'Occupation' and 'Perpetuation' – with detailed descriptions and dozens of installation and process shots. Interviews and quotes from practitioners, commissioners and commentators reveal the impetus and context for the projects, while the editor's introduction sets out the conceptual, practical and ethical issues raised by the works. Bringing together the most significant artworks in the public realm of the last ten years – from ephemeral interventions to long-term ongoing projects – this dynamic survey is an essential reference for anyone interested in the ideas, issues and impulses behind progressive public art, and an accessible introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of contemporary art.
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The Studio

Author: Jens Hoffmann

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262517614

Category: Art

Page: 238

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Explores the evolution of the artist's studio since 1960 from a workshop for physical production to its use as an exhibition space, office, and archive, surveying such prominent artists as Seydou Keita, Andy Warhol, and Francesca Woodman.
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Memory

Author: Ian Farr

Publisher: Whitechapel Art Gallery

ISBN: 9780854882045

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 239

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This anthology investigates the turn in art not only towards archives and histories, the relics of modernities past, but toward the phenomena, in themselves, of haunting and the activation of memory. It looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of active forgetting. Its discussions encompass artworks from the late 1940s onward, ranging from reperformances such as Marina Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces (embodied resurrections of decades-removed performance pieces by her contemporaries) to the inanimate trace of memory Robert Morris assigns to his free-form felt pieces, which forget in their present configurations their previous slides and falls.
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Ruins

Author: Brian Dillon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854881932

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 237

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Ruins is one of a series documenting major themes and ideas in contemporary art.
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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.
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The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art

Author: Martha Buskirk

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524421

Category: Art

Page: 307

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A professor of art history explores the last four decades of art history, raising important questions about authorship and materials, beginning in the era of "anything is art" and continuing through post-modern expressions of pastiche art that combine materials from many sources. (Fine Arts)
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Collective Situations

Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art, 1995–2010

Author: Bill Kelley Jr.,Grant H. Kester

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822372495

Category: Art

Page: 448

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In Collective Situations scholars, artists, and art collectives present a range of socially engaged art practices that emerged in Latin America during the Pink Tide period, between 1995 and 2010. This volume's essays, interviews, and artist's statements—many of which are appearing in English for the first time—demonstrate the complex relationship between moments of political transformation and artistic production. Whether addressing human rights in Colombia, the politics of urban spaces in Brazil, the violent legacy of military dictatorships in the region, or art’s intersection with public policy, health, and the environment, the contributors outline the region’s long-standing tradition of challenging ideas about art and the social sphere through experimentation. Introducing English-language readers to some of the most dynamic and innovative contemporary art in Latin America, Collective Situations documents new possibilities for artistic practice, collaboration, and creativity in ways that have the capacity to foster vibrant forms of democratic citizenship. Contributors Gavin Adams, Mariola V. Alvarez, Gustavo Buntinx, María Fernanda Cartagena, David Gutiérrez Castañeda, Fabian Cereijido, Paloma Checa-Gismero, Kency Cornejo, Raquel de Anda, Bill Kelley Jr., Grant H. Kester, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Longoni, Rodrigo Martí, Elize Mazadiego, Annie Mendoza, Alberto Muenala, Prerana Reddy, Maria Reyes Franco, Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
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