Artificial Hells

Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship


Author: Claire Bishop

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844677966

Category: Art

Page: 390

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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.

Avantgarde und Modernismus

Dezentrierung, Subversion und Transformation im literarisch-künstlerischen Feld


Author: Wolfgang Asholt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110384019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 3303

Avantgarde und Avantgarde-Forschung befinden sich aufgrund der mit dem Begriff verbundenen Verzeitlichung und Verräumlichung in einer permanenten Erklärungs- und Rechtfertigungssituation. Von Beginn an für tot erklärt, „spukt“ das „Gespenst der Avantgarde“ durch Kunst und Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es hat grundsätzliche Fragen gestellt, die dieser Band diskutiert. Dazu gehört das immer wieder behauptete „Scheitern“ der historischen Avantgarden, ihre Aufhebung in der Post-Avantgarde, gleichzeitig ihre (historische) Notwendigkeit, ihr Verhältnis zur Moderne und ihre zunehmende Vereinnahmung durch den Modernismus. Untersucht wird auch die Bedeutung der Avantgarde für und ihre Infragestellung durch Prozesse gesellschaftlicher Ästhetisierung und ihre aktuellen Möglichkeiten und Erscheinungsformen in Kunst und Gesellschaft. So kommt nicht nur die heutige Situation von Avantgarde und Avantgarde-Forschung in den Blick, es sollen auch neue Perspektiven auf Kunst und Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts entwickelt und eine Positionsbestimmung von „Avantgarde heute“ unternommen werden.



Author: Beatrice von Bismarck,Hans-Peter Feldmann,Hans-Ulrich Obrist,Universität Lüneburg. Kunstraum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 639

View: 2838

Hold It Against Me

Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art


Author: Jennifer Doyle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822395630

Category: Art

Page: 232

View: 6246

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.

Fair Play - Art, Performance and Neoliberalism


Author: J. Harvie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027290

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9964

This book asks what is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Has it been damaged by cultural policies which have 'entrepreneurialized' artists, cut arts funding and cultivated corporate philanthropy? Has it been fortified by crowdfunding, pop-ups and craftsmanship? And how can it help us to understand social welfare?

Material Politics

Disputes Along the Pipeline


Author: Andrew Barry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111852909X

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 534

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

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice


Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 2147

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.

Black box - white cube


Author: Lev Manovich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883961972

Category: Architectural design

Page: 170

View: 804

"Unter den verschiedenen Gegensatzpaaren die die Kultur des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts strukturiert haben findet sich auch der Gegensatz zwischen Galerieraum und Kinosaal. Der eine gehörte der Hochkultur an, der andere der Massenkultur. Unter dem ökonomischen Primat der Kunstproduktion -individuelle Künstler erschaffen einzigartige Werke - haben die Künstler im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert viel Energie beim Experimentieren damit verbracht, was alles im neutralen Setting des White Cube platziert werden könnte: sie sagten sich los vom flachen rechtwinkligen Rahmen indem sie die dritte Dimension eröffneten; sie bedeckten den Boden mit ihren Arbeiten, sie befestigten sie an der Decke, usf. Mit anderen Worten, um eine Analogie zwischen dem Kunstwerk und einem Digitalcomputer zu bemühen, könnte man sagen, dass in der modernen Kunst sowohl das "physische Interface" als auch das "Software Interface" des Kunstwerks nicht festgelegt waren, sondern für Experimente freigegeben." (Lev Manovich) Lev Manovich, Professor für Medienkunst und -theorie am Visual Arts Depart-ment der University of California, San Diego (USA). Gastprofessuren am California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, in Amsterdam, Stockholm und Helsinki.

Human Rights Film Festivals

Activism in Context


Author: Sonia M. Tascón

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137454245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 7884

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: 5071

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.

Kunst und Öffentlichkeit


Author: Dagmar Danko,Olivier Moeschler,Florian Schumacher

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658018348

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 6858

Kunst steht im Zentrum der Öffentlichkeit: Skulpturen, Installationen, Interventionen und Happenings im städtischen Raum; bestehende oder geplante prestigeträchtige Kunst- und Kulturhäuser; öffentliche Dispute um Kunst und Kultur als mögliche Akteurinnen oder Außenseiterinnen von sozialen, politischen, ökonomischen und digitalen Revolutionen; Kunstwerke und Kulturinstitutionen als Projektionsfläche für das verheißungsvolle Versprechen von mehr Demokratie, sozialer Kohärenz oder politischer Neuerungen – Kunst wird heute, vielleicht mehr denn je, öffentlich ausgestellt und exponiert, diskutiert und kritisiert, hofiert und idealisiert. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes untersuchen dieses Phänomen anhand verschiedenster Analyseansätze und am Beispiel unterschiedlicher Kunstsparten.

Schmerz als Bild

Leiden und Selbstverletzung in der Performance Art


Author: Helge Meyer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839408687

Category: Art

Page: 372

View: 4024

Dieses Buch präzisiert einen originären Bildbegriff, der auf die Darstellung von Schmerz in der ephemeren Performance Art angewandt werden kann. Hier wird die komplexe Beziehung zwischen Zeit, Raum und Körper unter Gesichtspunkten verschiedener Disziplinen mit der rezipierenden Rolle eines Betrachters verknüpft und analysiert. Zudem werden bildreich Künstler und ihre Aktionen untersucht, die sich mit schmerzhaften Bildern oder tatsächlicher Selbstverletzung befassen. Das private Phänomen Schmerz erhält so in der Verbildlichung einer ephemeren Handlung eine legitime, nachvollziehbare Übersetzung.

Education for Socially Engaged Art

A Materials and Techniques Handbook


Author: Pablo Helguera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934978597

Category: Art

Page: 91

View: 1380

"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

Wir wollen alles

Roman der Fiatkämpfe


Author: Nanni Balestrini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936231


Page: 167

View: 4168