Work

Author: Friederike Sigler

Publisher: Whitechapel: Documents of Cont

ISBN: 9780262534338

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9432

Work's meaning both within art and in its wider economic and social context: the complexities of being an art worker in the new economy. Warhol's Factory of the 1960s, Minimalism's assembly-line aesthetics, conceptual and feminist concern with workers' conditions in the 1970s -- these are among the antecedents of a renewed focus on the work of art: labor as artistic activity, as artistic method and as object of artistic engagement. In 2002, the "Work Ethic" exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth at the Baltimore Museum of Art took its cue from recent art to spotlight this earlier era of artistic practice in which activity became as valid as, and often dispensed with, object-production. Revealed through this prism was "dematerialized" art's close and critical relation to the emergent information age's criteria of management, production and skill. By 2015, the Venice Biennale reflected artists' wider concern with global economic and social crises, centered on exploitative and precarious worlds of employment. Yet while art increasingly engages with human travail, work's significance in itself is seldom addressed by critics. This anthology explicitly investigates work in relation to contemporary art, surveying artistic strategies that grapple with the complexities of being an art worker in the new economy, a postproducer, a collaborator, a fabricator, a striker, an ethical campaigner, or would-be transformer of labor from oppression to liberation. Artists surveyed include Pawel Althamer, Francis Al�s, Marwa Arsanios, Chto Delat, Alice Creischer, Ana de la Cueva, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jeremy Deller, Maria Eichhorn, Harun Farocki, Claire Fontaine, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, Melanie Gilligan, Gulf Labour Coalition, Tehching Hsieh, Lamia Joreige, Lee Lozano, Goshka Macuga, Teresa Margolles, Adrian Melis, Annette Messager, Gustav Metzger, Jean-Luc Moul�ne, Ahmet �g�t, Philip Rizk, Martha Rosler, Tino Sehgal, Santiago Sierra, Tamas St. Auby, Mladen Stilinovic, W.A.G.E., Artur Zmijewski Writers include Claire Bishop, Luc Boltanski, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sabeth Buchmann, �ve Chiapello, Kodwo Eshun, Silvia Federici, Isabelle Graw, Maurizio Lazzarato, Achille Mbembe, Antonio Negri, Jacques Ranci�re, Gerald Raunig, Dietmar R�bel, Paolo Virno, Joseph Vogl
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The Object

Author: Antony Hudek

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 6008

This title focuses on the object as a key to understanding central aspects of modern and contemporary art.
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Destruction

Author: Sven Spieker

Publisher: Whitechapel: Documents of Cont

ISBN: 9780262534345

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 7419

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." This 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. Artists surveyed include Ai Weiwei, John Baldessari, Monica Bonvicini, Alexander Brener, Stuart Brisley, Douglas Gordon, Huang Yong Ping, Enrique Jezik, Milan Knizak, Paul McCarthy, Piero Manzoni, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gustav Metzger, Otto M�hl, Yoko Ono, Raphael Monta�ez Ortiz, Petr Pavlensky, William Pope.L, Walid Raad, Arnulf Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Song Dong, Jean Tinguely, Wolf Vostell Writers include Alain Badiou, Walter Benjamin, Horst Bredekamp, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Medina Cuauth�moc, Dario Gamboni, Richard Galpin, Caleb Kelly, Bruno Latour, Sven L�tticken, Antonio Negri, Sophie O'Brien, Kristine Stiles, Jennifer Walden
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Materiality

Author: Petra Lange-Berndt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854882373

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 239

View: 6816

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.
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Time

Author: Amelia Groom

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262519663

Category: Art

Page: 237

View: 1906

What does 'contemporary' actually mean? This is among the fundamental questions about the nature and politics of time that philosophers, artists and more recently curators have investigated over the past two decades. If clock time -- a linear measurement that can be unified, followed and owned -- is largely the invention of capitalist modernity and binds us to its strictures, how can we extricate ourselves and discover alternative possibilities of experiencing time? Recent art has explored such diverse registers of temporality as wasting and waiting, regression and repetition, déjà vu and seriality, unrealized possibility and idleness, non-consummation and counter-productivity, the belated and the premature, the disjointed and the out-of-sync -- all of which go against sequentialist time and index slips in chronological experience. While such theorists as Giorgio Agamben and Georges Didi-Huberman have proposed "anachronistic" or "heterochronic" readings of history, artists have opened up the field of time to the extent that the very notion of the contemporary is brought into question. This collection surveys contemporary art and theory that proposes a wealth of alternatives to outdated linear models of time. Artists surveyed include Marina Abramovic, Francis Alÿs, Matthew Buckingham, Janet Cardiff, Paul Chan, Olafur Eliasson, Bea Fremderman, Toril Johannessen, On Kawara, Joachim Koester, Christian Marclay, nova Milne, Trevor Paglen, Katie Patterson, Raqs Media Collective, Dexter Sinister, Simon Starling, Hito Steyerl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tehching Hsieh, Time/Bank, Mark von Schlegell Writers include Giorgio Agamben, Mieke Bal, Geoffrey Batchen, Hans Belting, Walter Benjamin, Franco Berardi, Daniel Birnbaum, Georges Didi-Huberman, Dogen Zenji, Peter Galison, Boris Groys, Brian Dillon, Elena Filipovic, Joshua Foer, Elizabeth Grosz, Adrian Heathfield, Rachel Kent, Bruno Latour, George Kubler, Doreen Massey, Alexander Nagel, Jean-Luc Nancy, Daniel Rosenberg, Michel Serres, Michel Siffre, Nancy Spector, Nato Thompson, Christopher Wood, George Woodcock
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Practice

Author: Levine BOON,Marcus Boon,Gabriel Levine

Publisher: Documents of Contemporary Art

ISBN: 9780854882618

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 240

View: 4461

Practice' is one of the key words of contemporary art, used in contexts ranging from artists? descriptions of their practice to curatorial practice, from social practice to practice-based research. This is the first anthology to investigate what contemporary notions of practice mean for art, tracing their development and speculating on where this leads. Reframing the question of practice offers new ways of reading the history of art and of evaluating particular forms of practice-based art.
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Design and art

Author: Alex Coles

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262532891

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 6682

The first anthology to address the rise of the "design-art" phenomenon—the breakdown of boundaries between art and architectural, graphic, or product design begun in the Pop and Minimalist eras.
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Education

Author: Felicity Allen

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262516365

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 4320

This title presents an anthology of texts which frames the recent educational turn in the arts within a wider historical and social context.
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Documentary

Author: Julian Stallabrass

Publisher: Whitechapel Art Gallery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 239

View: 5466

Artists surveyed include: Kutlug Ataman, Ursula Biemann, Hasan Elahi, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Joan Fontcuberta, Regina José Galindo, David Goldblatt, Craigie Horsfield, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Lisa F. Jackson, Philip Jones Griffiths, An-My Le, Renzo Martens, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, Walid Raad, Michael Schmidt, Sean Snyder. Writers include: James Agee, Ariella Azoulay, Walter Benjamin, Adam Broomberg, Judith Butler, Oliver Chanarin, Georges Didi-Huberman, John Grierson, David Levi Strauss, Elizabeth McCausland, Carl Plantinga, Jacques Rancière, Martha Rosler, Jean-Paul Sartre, Allan Sekula, W. Eugene Smith, Susan Sontag, Hito Steyerl, Trinh T. Minh-ha.--Publisher's website.
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Information

Author: Sarah Cook

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262529341

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 4371

Information that matters -- Information as environment -- Information embodied -- Information overload and its discontents -- What information wants
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Moving Image

Author: Omar Kholeif

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854882380

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 239

View: 7741

This anthology examines the expanded field of the moving image in recent art, tracing the genealogies of contemporary moving image work in performance, body art, experimental film, installation, and site-specific art from the 1960s onwards.
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Failure

Author: Kazam Butur

Publisher: VELLIM .BOOK

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Raymond is such a failure, he can't even kill himself and get it right. Cindy just plain doesn't care; she'll get on her knees for anyone beneath the football field bleachers to score a nickel bag hit. And Sal is a frustrated goon with a hook nose and an attitude so sour he can't nail a girl even with the lure of free dope and a getaway car. When these three desperate teens meet Aaron, a failed practitioner of the dark arts who offers them the best high they've ever smoked in exchange for some kinky sexplay inside his pentagram, things can only go from bad to worse. Aaron hopes to ensnare and re-birth the spirit of a late witch, to capture her power from beyond the grave for his own. Soon, they'll all learn the darkest, bloodiest, most terrifying definition of Failure.
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Situation

Author: Claire Doherty

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262513050

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 5958

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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Painting

Author: Terry R. Myers

Publisher: Whitechapel Art Gallery

ISBN: 9780854881888

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 9847

Essential writings thatconsider the diverse meanings of contemporary painting since its postconceptualrevival.
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The cinematic

Author: David Campany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 221

View: 1152

"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.
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Colour

Author: David Batchelor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 1145

This chronology of writings from Baudelaire to Baudrillard traces how artists have affirmed color as a space of pure sensation, embraced it as a tool of revolution or denounced it as decorative and even decadent. It establishes color as a central theme in the story of modern and contemporary art and provides a fascinating handbook to the definitions and debates around its history, meaning, and use.
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Appropriation

Author: David Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854881611

Category: Appropriation (Art)

Page: 238

View: 6446

"Many influential artists today draw on a legacy of 'stealing' images and forms from other makers. The term appropriation is particularly associated with the 'Pictures' generation, centred [sic] on New York in the 1980s; this anthology provides a far wider context. Historically, it reappraises a diverse lineage of precedents - from the Dadaist readymade to Situationist détournement - while contemporary 'art after appropriation' is considered from multiple perspectives within a global context." --back cover.
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Dance

Author: André Lepecki

Publisher: Whitechapel Art Gallery

ISBN: 9780854882038

Category: Art and dance

Page: 238

View: 2475

This collection surveys the choreographic turn in the artistic imagination from the 1950s onwards, and in doing so outlines the philosophies of movement instrumental to the development of experimental dance. By introducing and discussing the concepts of embodiment and corporeality, choreopolitics, and the notion of dance in an expanded field, Dance establishes the aesthetics and politics of dance as a major impetus in contemporary culture. It offers testimonies and writings by influential visual artists whose work has taken inspiration from dance and choreography. Dance--because of its ephemerality, corporeality, precariousness, scoring, and performativity--is arguably the art form that most clearly engages the politics of aesthetics in contemporary culture. Dance's ephemerality suggests the possibility of an escape from the regimes of commodification and fetishization in the arts.
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Chance

Author: Margaret Iversen

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262513920

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 748

Why chance remains a key strategy in artists' investigations into the contemporary world.
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The Studio

Author: Jens Hoffmann

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262517614

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 4734

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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