Artificial Hells

Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

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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.

Kleine Geschichte des Neoliberalismus

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Author: David Harvey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3858695289

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Neoliberalismus ist eine Doktrin. Sie besagt, dass der Markt an sich eine Ethik darstellt und in der Lage ist, alles menschliche Tun und Trachten in die richtigen Bahnen zu lenken. Seit rund dreißig Jahren ist der Neoliberalismus aber auch politische Praxis, und viel ist darüber schon publiziert worden. Doch David Harvey legt mit diesem Buch das "lebendigste, lesenswerteste, verständlichste und kritischste Handbuch über den Neoliberalismus vor, das es derzeit gibt". (Leo Panitch, Professor für vergleichende politische Ökonomie an der York-Universität in Toronto) Harvey rekapituliert die Geschichte des Neoliberalismus, wobei nicht nur die allgemein bekannten "Pioniere" Thatcher und Reagan zu Ehren kommen, sondern auch das neoliberale "Modellland" Chile (unter Diktator Pinochet) oder das China des Deng Xiaoping. Er beschreibt den rasanten globalen Siegeszug der neoliberalen politischen Praxis in den 90er-Jahren und analysiert deren verheerende Auswirkungen in den meisten Ländern des Globus. Er zeigt aber auch anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie mit Zahlenmaterial gemogelt wird, um den "Erfolg" des Neoliberalismus zu beweisen. Nach diesem Buch wird das nicht mehr so einfach möglich sein.

Case Study Houses

1945-1966 / Der kalifornische Impuls

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Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836512992

Category:

Page: 96

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Black box - white cube

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Author: Lev Manovich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883961972

Category: Architectural design

Page: 170

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"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.

Avantgarde und Modernismus

Dezentrierung, Subversion und Transformation im literarisch-künstlerischen Feld

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Author: Wolfgang Asholt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110384019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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The ubiquity of the avant-garde may lead us to wonder what remains of the original project. Despite its alleged failure or cooptation, the avant-garde and avant-garde theories helped to decenter, subvert, and transform the entire field of literature and aesthetics. With its projects of turning non-art into art and reconciling art and life, the avant-garde has become a benchmark in contemporary art and literature.

Education for Socially Engaged Art

A Materials and Techniques Handbook

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Author: Pablo Helguera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934978597

Category: Art

Page: 91

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"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

Hold It Against Me

Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art

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Author: Jennifer Doyle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822395630

Category: Art

Page: 232

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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

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Author: J. Harvie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027290

Category: Art

Page: 240

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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

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Author: Andrew Barry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111852909X

Category: Science

Page: 264

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In Material Politics, author Andrew Barry reveals that as we are beginning to attend to the importance of materials in political life, materials has become increasingly bound up with the production of information about their performance, origins, and impact. Presents an original theoretical approach to political geography by revealing the paradoxical relationship between materials and politics Explores how political disputes have come to revolve not around objects in isolation, but objects that are entangled in ever growing 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 corporate social responsibility – and its wide-spread negative political impact Capitalizes on the growing interdisciplinary interest, especially within geography and social theory, about the critical role of material artefacts in political life

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

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Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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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.

Human Rights Film Festivals

Activism in Context

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Author: Sonia M. Tascón

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137454245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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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

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Author: Pepita Hesselberth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623566479

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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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.

Interarchive

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 639

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