One Place After Another

Site-specific Art and Locational Identity

Author: Miwon Kwon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262612029

Category: Architecture

Page: 218

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A critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s.

One Place After Another

Site-specific Art and Locational Identity

Author: Miwon Kwon

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780262112659

Category: Art

Page: 218

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A critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s.

Space, Site, Intervention

Situating Installation Art

Author: Erika Suderburg

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816631599

Category: Art

Page: 370

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From Ferdinand Chevel's Palais Ideal (1879-1905) and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers (1921-1954) to Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Richard Serra's Tilted Arc (1981), installation art has continually crossed boundaries, encompassing sculpture, architecture, performance, and visual art. Although unique in its power to transform both the site in which a work is constructed and the viewer's experience of being in a place, installation art has not received the critical attention accorded other art forms. In Space, Site, Intervention, some of today's most prominent art critics, curators, and artists view installation art as a diverse, multifaceted, and international art form that challenges institutional assumptions and narrow conceptual frameworks. The contributors discuss installation in relation to the genealogy of modern art, community and corporate space, multimedia cyberspace, public and private ritual, the gallery and the museum, public and private patronage, and political action. This ambitious volume focuses on issues of class, sexuality, cultural identity rase, and gender, and highlights a wide range of artists whose work is often marginalized by mainstream art history and criticism. Together, the essays in Space, Site, Intervention investigate how installation resonates within modern culture and society, as well as its ongoing influence on contemporary visual culture.

Site-Specific Performance

Author: Mike Pearson

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137285583

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Site-specific performance – acts of theatre and performative events at landscape locations, in village streets, in urban situations. In houses, chapels, barns, disused factories, railway stations; on hillsides, in forest clearings, underwater. At the scale of civil engineering; as intimate as a guided walk. Leading theatre artist and scholar Mike Pearson draws upon thirty years practical experience, proposing original approaches to the creation and study of performance outside the auditorium. In this book he suggests organizing principles, innovative strategies, methods and exercises for making theatre in a variety of contexts and locations, and through examples, case studies and projects develops distinctive theoretical insights into the relationship of site and performance, scenario and scenography. This book encourages practical initiatives in the conception, devising and staging of performances, while also recommending effective models for its critical appreciation.

Earthworks

Art and the Landscape of the Sixties

Author: Suzaan Boettger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520221087

Category: Architecture

Page: 315

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A comprehensive history of the Earthworks movement provides an in-depth analysis of the forms that initiated Land Art, profiling top contributors and achievements within a context of the social and political climate of the 1960s, and noting the form's relationship to ecological movements. (Fine Arts)

Unexpected Art

Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions

Author: Jenny Moussa Spring

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452144079

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Graffiti made from cake icing, man-made clouds floating indoors, a luminous moon resting on water. Collected here are dozens of jaw-dropping artworks—site-specific installations, extraordinary sculptures, and groundbreaking interventions in public spaces—that reveal the exciting things that happen when contemporary artists play with the idea of place. Unexpected Art showcases the wonderfully experimental work of more than 50 innovative artists from around the world in galleries of their most astonishing artworks. An unusual package with three different-colored page edges complements the art inside and makes this tour of the world's most mind-blowing artwork a beautiful and thoughtprovoking gift for anyone interested in the next cool thing.

Mapping the Terrain

New Genre Public Art

Author: Suzanne Lacy

Publisher: Bay Press (WA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 293

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Literary Nonfiction. Art History, Theory & Criticism. "In this wonderfully bold and speculative anthology of writings, artists and critics offer a highly persuasive set of argument and pleas for imaginative, socially responsible, and socially responsive public art.... This book will prove as valuable to art and cultural historians and critics as it will be to public policy makers, students and a diverse public audience"—Moira Roth, Mills College. "Energized by ideas and experiences in performance art, community art, installation, social history, and urban planning, artists are creating and invigorating new public art that imbues daily life with meaning and significance"—Richard Andrews, University of Washington.

Culture in action

a public art program of Sculpture Chicago

Author: Mary Jane Jacob,Michael Brenson,Eva M. Olson,Sculpture Chicago (Organization)

Publisher: Bay Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 143

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The Chicago-based public art program "Culture in Action" took the art world by storm. "Culture in Action" will be discussed for years to come as a radical new model of an outreaching public art, and this book is the essential reader concerning the remarkable project.

Conversation Pieces

Community and Communication in Modern Art

Author: Grant H. Kester

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275942

Category: Art

Page: 239

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Grant Kester discusses the disparate network of artists & collectives united by a desire to create new forms of understanding through creative dialogue that crosses boundaries of race, religion, & culture.

Ends of the Earth

Land Art to 1974

Author: Philipp Kaiser,Miwon Kwon

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 263

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"This catalogue to accompany the museum exhibition traces the emergence of the artistic impulses to use the earth as material, land as medium, and to locate works in remote sites, beyond familiar art contexts. Significantly, "Ends of the Earth" challenges many myths about Land art--that it was primarily a North American phenomenon, that it was foremost a sculptural practice, and that it exceeds the confines of the art system. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from countries including Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, the exhibition constitutes the most comprehensive survey of Land art to date"--Provided by publisher.

Critical Landscapes

Art, Space, Politics

Author: Emily Eliza Scott,Kirsten J Swenson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961315

Category: Art

Page: 272

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From Francis Alÿs and Ursula Biemann to Vivan Sundaram, Allora & Calzadilla, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, some of the most compelling artists today are engaging with the politics of land use, including the growth of the global economy, climate change, sustainability, Occupy movements, and the privatization of public space. Their work pivots around a set of evolving questions: In what ways is land, formed over the course of geological time, also contemporary and formed by the conditions of the present? How might art contribute to the expansion of spatial and environmental justice? Editors Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson bring together a range of international voices and artworks to illuminate this critical mass of practices. One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, Critical Landscapes skillfully surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena. This cross-disciplinary collection is destined to be an essential reference not only within the fields of art and art history, but also across those of cultural geography, architecture and urban planning, environmental history, and landscape studies.

Landscape Theory

Author: Rachel DeLue,James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135902240

Category: Art

Page: 376

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Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars from these multiple disciplines to establish new ways of thinking about landscape in art.

What We Made

Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation

Author: Tom Finkelpearl

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352893

Category: Art

Page: 388

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What We Made presents a series of fifteen conversations in which contemporary artists who create activist, participatory work discuss the cooperative process. Colleagues from fields including architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media join the conversations.

The One and the Many

Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context

Author: Grant H. Kester

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349876

Category: Art

Page: 309

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DIVExamines questions of agency, artisanship, and identity in relation to collaborative art practice./div

Unlimited Intimacy

Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking

Author: Tim Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Barebacking—when gay men deliberately abandon condoms and embrace unprotected sex—has incited a great deal of shock, outrage, anger, and even disgust, but very little contemplation. Purposely flying in the face of decades of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives, barebacking is unquestionably radical behavior, behavior that most people would rather condemn than understand. Thus the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean’s riveting investigation into barebacking and the distinctive subculture that has grown around it. Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean’s profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; instead, it is a searching analysis that tests the very limits of the study of sex in the twenty-first century. Dean’s extensive research into the subculture provides a tour of the scene’s bars, sex clubs, and Web sites; offers an explicit but sophisticated analysis of its pornography; and documents his own personal experiences in the culture. But ultimately, it is HIV that animates the controversy around barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers think about transmitting the virus—especially the idea that deliberately sharing it establishes a new network of kinship among the infected. According to Dean, intimacy makes us vulnerable, exposes us to emotional risk, and forces us to drop our psychological barriers. As a committed experiment in intimacy without limits—one that makes those metaphors of intimacy quite literal—barebacking thus says a great deal about how intimacy works. Written with a fierce intelligence and uncompromising nerve, Unlimited Intimacy will prove to be a milestone in our understanding of sexual behavior.

S as in Samsam

Author: Sowon Kwon

Publisher: Secretary Press / Triple Canopy

ISBN: 9780997120622

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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Fiction. Art. Sowon Kwon begins S AS IN SAMSAM by recounting her twenty-something cousin visiting New York City from South Korea. Having not seen the cousin since she was a girl with ribbons in her hair, Kwon wonders about the degree of formality with which to address her. She notes the importance, in Korean, of "establishing the correct amount of distance between you and another." She goes on to ponder the coincidence of the homophony of the Korean slang term of respect and affection for teacher, Romanized as sam, and the diminutive of the name Samuel. Sam seems to crystallize the traffic between formality and intimacy, and even the touching of disparate language families. In pursuit of such interplay, prompted by viewings of operas and sitcoms, aided by search algorithms, Kwon creates a constellation of sams: Samuel L. Jackson merges with Uncle Sam, Sam Cooke mingles with Samson, Saruman spars with Toni Morrison. As she assembles images, Kwon reveals how authority and nationality are personified. At the same time, she remembers how authority was exercised by her own teachers, how they struck a balance between knowing and not knowing, how they illuminated "a way from information to meaning." Kwon's episodic essay shuttles between memoir and wordplay, scrutiny of conventions of Korean speech and revelation in the coincidences of I Dream of Jeannie and Salome. Kwon, an artist, illustrates S AS IN SAMSAM with her own drawings as well as a bevy of found images. The book is an adaptation of an essay by the same name, published online by Triple Canopy in 2016 as part of Standard Evaluation Materials, an issue devoted to harmonizing bodies, regulating speech, and fixing time.

Evictions

Art and Spatial Politics

Author: Rosalyn Deutsche

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262540971

Category: Art

Page: 394

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Since the 1980s a great deal has been written about the relationship between art, architecture, and design, on the one hand, and the city or social space on the other. In Evictions Rosalyn Deutsche investigates the dominant uses of this interdisciplinary discourse, exploring topics that range from public art and homelessness to the repression of feminism in critical theories of public space. The book also intervenes in debates taking place in art, architecture, and urban studies about the meaning of public space, and places these struggles within broader contests over the definition of democracy. Opposing the nostalgic belief that democracy's survival demands a return to the ideal of a unitary public sphere, Deutsche contends that plurality and conflict, far from undermining public space, are the conditions of its possibility and extension.

Art & Place

Site-Specific Art of the Americas

Author: Editors of Phaidon

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714865515

Category: Art

Page: 373

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" Art & Place is an extraordinary collection of site–specific art in the Americas. Featuring hundreds of powerful art works in 60 cities – from Albuquerque to Boston and Baja to Rio de Janeiro – the book is both an informative guide and a virtual bucket list of outstanding art destinations. Conceived and developed by Phaidon editors, Art & Place covers carving, painting, murals, frescos, earthworks, land art, and more. Each of the works has a dedicated entry pairing gorgeous, large‐format images with in‐depth descriptions. Maps pinpoint the sites’ locations while specially commissioned plans reveal some of the more complex layouts. The book is organized geographically, offering fresh juxtapositions among familiar art works, such as Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, alongside lesser-known revelations, such as Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea in Brazil. Whether in the mountains, at the heart of a city, or on a remote island, the works in Art & Place are all inextricably linked with their environment. This is art to experience in an immersive way, presented together in a single book for the first time. "