Artificial Hells

Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship
Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844677966
Category: Art
Page: 390
View: 2299
Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson. Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Pawe? Althamer and Paul Chan. Since her controversial essay in Artforum in 2006, Claire Bishop has been one of the few to challenge the political and aesthetic ambitions of participatory art. In Artificial Hells, she not only scrutinizes the emancipatory claims made for these projects, but also provides an alternative to the ethical (rather than artistic) criteria invited by such artworks. Artificial Hells calls for a less prescriptive approach to art and politics, and for more compelling, troubling and bolder forms of participatory art and criticism.

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice
Author: N. Shaughnessy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137033649
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
View: 4340
This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Hold It Against Me

Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art
Author: Jennifer Doyle
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822395630
Category: Art
Page: 232
View: 8611
In Hold It Against Me, Jennifer Doyle explores the relationship between difficulty and emotion in contemporary art, treating emotion as an artist's medium. She encourages readers to examine the ways in which works of art challenge how we experience not only the artist's feelings, but our own. Discussing performance art, painting, and photography, Doyle provides new perspectives on artists including Ron Athey, Aliza Shvarts, Thomas Eakins, James Luna, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Confronting the challenge of writing about difficult works of art, she shows how these artists work with feelings as a means to question our assumptions about identity, intimacy, and expression. They deploy the complexity of emotion to measure the weight of history, and to deepen our sense of where and how politics happens in contemporary art. Doyle explores ideologies of emotion and how emotion circulates in and around art. Throughout, she gives readers welcoming points of entry into artworks that they may at first find off-putting or confrontational. Doyle offers new insight into how the discourse of controversy serves to shut down discussion about this side of contemporary art practice, and counters with a critical language that allows the reader to accept emotional intensity in order to learn from it.

Education for Socially Engaged Art

A Materials and Techniques Handbook
Author: Pablo Helguera
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934978597
Category: Art
Page: 91
View: 320
"For too long Social Practice has been the notoriously flimsy flipside of market-based contemporary art: a world of hand-wringing practitioners easily satisfied with the feeling of 'doing good' in a community, and unaware that their quasi-activist, anti-formalist positions in fact have a long artistic heritage and can be critically dissected using the tools of art and theatre history. Helguera's spunky primer promises to offer a much-needed critical compass for those adrift in the expanded social field." -Claire Bishop, Professor of Contemporary Art and Exhibition History, CUNY, and author of Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship "This is an extremely timely and thoughtful reference book. Drawn from empirical and extensive experience and research, it provides a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices. Locating the methodologies of this work in between disciplines, Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices. Rather than propose a system he exposes the temporalities necessary to make these situations possible and resonant. This is a tool that will allow us to consider the difficulties of making socially engaged art and move closer to finding a language through which we can represent and discuss its impact." -Sally Tallant, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial "Helguera has produced a highly readable book that absolutely needs to be in the back pocket of anyone interested in teaching or learning about socially engaged art" -Tom Finkelpearl, Director of the Queens Museum, New York, and author of Dialogues in Public Art

Material Politics

Disputes Along the Pipeline
Author: Andrew Barry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111852909X
Category: Science
Page: 264
View: 3685
In Material Politics, author Andrew Barry reveals that aswe are beginning to attend to the importance of materials inpolitical life, materials has become increasingly bound up with theproduction of information about their performance, origins, andimpact. Presents an original theoretical approach to politicalgeography by revealing the paradoxical relationship betweenmaterials and politics Explores how political disputes have come to revolve not aroundobjects in isolation, but objects that are entangled in evergrowing quantities of information about their performance, origins,and impact Studies the example of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline– a fascinating experiment in transparency and corporatesocial responsibility – and its wide-spread negativepolitical impact Capitalizes on the growing interdisciplinary interest,especially within geography and social theory, about the criticalrole of material artefacts in political life

Fashionable Art

Author: Adam Geczy,Jacqueline Millner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857851837
Category: Art
Page: 200
View: 5184
Nominated for the 2016 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award, Library of Virginia Owing to digitization, globalization and mass culture, what is deemed 'desirable' and 'of the moment' in art has increasingly followed the patterns of fashion. While in the past artistic styles were always inflected with signs of their modernity, today biennales and art markets are defined by the next big thing, the next sensation, the next new idea. But how do opinions of what is 'good', 'progressive' and 'cutting edge' guide styles? What is it that makes works of art fashionable and commercial? Fashionable Art critically explores the relationships between art, commerce, taste and cultural value. Each chapter covers a major style or movement, from Chinese and Aboriginal art, Cubism and Pop Art to alternative identity and outsider art, exploring how contemporary art has been shaped since the 1970s. Drawing upon a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Adorno and Bourdieu to Simmel and Zizek, expert visual cultural scholars Geczy and Millner engage with both historical and contemporary debates on this lively topic. Taking a complex view of the meaning of fashion as it relates to art, while also offering critiques of 'art as fashion', Fashionable Art is an original, key text that will be essential reading for students and scholars of art history, fashion studies and material culture.

Human Rights Film Festivals

Activism in Context
Author: Sonia M. Tascón
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137454245
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 248
View: 5525
Human rights film festivals have been steadily growing in number in recent years. They are all bound by a common thread, human rights, and yet show distinctly different films. What leads them to be so different, and how is the universalism of human rights made sense by each?

Cinematic Chronotopes

Here, Now, Me
Author: Pepita Hesselberth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623566479
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
View: 3510
The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,' 'now' and 'me' that they convey. This intensification is fundamentally rooted in the cinematic's potential to intensify our experience of time, to convey time's thickening, of which the sense of place, and a sense of self-presence are the correlatives. In this study, Pepita Hesselberth traces this thickening of time across four different spatio-temporal configurations of the cinematic: a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Andy Warhol (1928-1987); the handheld aesthetics of European art-house films; a large-scale media installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; and the usage of the trope of the flash-forward in mainstream Hollywood cinema. Only by juxtaposing these cases by looking at what they have in common, this study argues, can we grasp the complexity of the changes that the cinematic is currently undergoing.

The Contemporary Ensemble

Interviews with Theatre-Makers
Author: Duška Radosavljević
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136283536
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 296
View: 3867
‘Dr. Radosavljević has an excellent and extensive grasp of her subject, and deep understanding of not only the history of these groups, but how they function, and how each contributes to the field of ensemble theatre.’ – David Crespy, University of Missouri, USA Questions of ensemble – what it is, how it works – are both inherent to a variety of Western theatre traditions, and re-emerging and evolving in striking new ways in the twenty-first century. The Contemporary Ensemble draws together an unprecedented range of original interviews with world-renowned theatre-makers in order to directly address both the former and latter concerns. Reflecting on ‘the ensemble way of working’ within this major new resource are figures including: Michael Boyd, Hermann Wündrich, Yuri Butusov, Max Stafford-Clark, Elizabeth LeCompte, Lyn Gardner, Adriano Shaplin, Phelim McDermott; and Emma Rice; representing companies including: The RSC; The Berliner Ensemble; The Satirikon Theatre; Out of Joint; The Wooster Group; Kneehigh Theatre; Song of the Goat; The Riot Group; The Neo-Futurists; Shadow Casters; and Ontroerend Goed. All 22 interviews were conducted especially for the collection, and draw upon the author’s rich background working as scholar, educator and dramaturg with a variety of ensembles. The resulting compendium radically re-situates the ensemble in the context of globalisation, higher education and simplistic understandings of ‘text-based’ and ‘devised’ theatre practice, and traces a compelling new line through the contemporary theatre landscape.

Новая типографика. Руководство для современного дизайнера

Author: Ян Чихольд
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457184951
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 8648
View: 6939
Впервые книга была опубликована в 1928 году в Германии и стала своего рода манифестом современной типографики. Это доскональное и увлекательное исследование охватывает широкий круг вопросов – от теорий социального критицизма и истории искусств до возрастающей важности фотографии в графическом дизайне. Помимо этого, в «Новой типографике» Ян Чихольд формулирует предельно ясные и четкие правила оформления печатных материалов. Последние главы содержат подробные практические указания по верстке повседневных деловых документов – вплоть до рекомендаций по выбору размера бумаги и правильному сочетанию шрифтов. Несмотря на то что описанные в книге стандарты устарели и не используются, а сам Чихольд со временем отказался от многих высказанных идей, издание будет полезно графическим дизайнерам, шрифтовикам, иллюстраторам и верстальщикам, а также широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся историей графического и шрифтового дизайна.

Art Production Beyond the Art Market?

Author: Karen van den Berg,Ursula Pasero
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 286
View: 5554
Much evidence suggests that a fundamental reordering of artistic production and a transformation of the art field are about to take place. Heated debates have been sparked over new forms of work, public subsidies, and the expanding impact of the creative industries. Independent education programs, self-organized urban planning, artistic practices in the outer field of scientific research, and similar initiatives have unfolded over the last few years. This publication addresses this wide field, focusing on theoretical reflections and exemplary insights into alternative artistic working models. The anthology assembles expert studies and artist interviews, in order to reflect on new forms of practices that have been established beyond the exhibition-gallery nexus and hegemonic market activity. These strategies in particular are investigated concerning their self-images, organizational structures, networks, and economies, and the potential for usurpation.

Radical Museology, Or, What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art?

Author: Claire Bishop
Publisher: Walther Konig
Category: Art
Page: 79
View: 1160
"In the face of austerity cuts to public funding, a handful of museums of contemporary art have devised compelling alternatives to the mantra of bigger is better and richer. Radical museology presents the collection displays of the Van Abbemuseum in Enhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana as outlines of a new understanding of the contemporary in contemporary art. Radical museology is a vivid manifesto for the contemporary as a method rather than a periodization, and for the importance of a politicized representation of history in museum of contemporary art."--Page 4 de couverture.

Литература и революция

Author: Троцкий Л. Д.
Publisher: Directmedia
ISBN: 5447556015
Page: 699
View: 5105
Троцкий Лев Давидович (Бронштейн Лейба Давидович) (1879 — 1940) — деятель российского и международного революционного движения, публицист. Вниманию читателей предлагается книга «Литература и революция», которая была опубликована в 1923 году. В нее вошли работы, написанные в период с 1907 по 1923 годы. Они посвящены оценке литературных и художественных процессов в Советской России начала ХХ века.

Произведение искусства в эпоху его технической воспроизводимости

Author: Валтер Беньямин,Немецкий культурный центр им. Гете--Москва
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
View: 6519

David McDiarmid

When this You See Remember Me
Author: David McDiarmid,Sally Gray
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art, Australian
Page: 193
View: 3287
'My priority as an artist has always been to record and celebrate our lives ¿ from camp to gay to queer ... To bang the tribal drums of the jungle telegraph - "I'm here, girlfriend; what's new?" ' David McDiarmid, 'A short history of facial hair', 1993 David McDiarmid: When This You See Remember Me brings together, for the first time, selected scholarly and personal accounts of the life and work of this pioneering figure in the visual articulation of a gay male political sensibility. Lavishly illustrated, the volume features McDiarmid's groundbreaking gay liberation work in 1970s Sydney, his first creative responses to AIDS in New York in the 1980s and his luminous affirmations of courage and defiance during the 1990s. The history of McDiarmid's eventful life is foregrounded by the sumptuous visuality of his pattern and decoration, text and calligraphy, fierce humour, and visceral pleasure in materials. Unprecedented in scope, this book presents an in-depth look at McDiarmid's career. Features texts by thirteen celebrated authors, artists and academics, including Dr Ted Gott, Brad Haylock, John McPhee, Dr Nikos Pantazopoulos and Jason Smith, among others. Published to coincide with the exhibition to be held at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, 9 May - 31 August 2014.

Exposition et communication

Author: Eleni Mitropoulou,Nanta Novello Paglianti
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2140086279
Category: Art
Page: 292
View: 1529
Ce numéro réinterprète différentes approches sémiotiques et communicationnelles en lien avec les problématiques contemporaines de l'exposition. Des institutions muséales aux expositions elles-mêmes en passant par les lieux, les objets, les supports et les publics, le lecteur se trouvera face à un vrai parcours de visite textuel qui inclura les différentes problématiques expositoires.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American drama
Page: N.A
View: 9606

Большевики у власти

первый год советской эпохи в Петрограде
Author: Александр Евгеньевич Рабинович
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9785910220724
Category: Archives
Page: 622
View: 4192


science fiction and fact
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7028