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The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century art. This tendency can be found in practices and projects ranging from El Lissitzky's exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow's happenings, from minimalist objects to installation art. More recently, this kind of participatory art has gone so far as to encourage and produce new social relationships. Guy Debord's celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has become the premise for much relational art seeking to challenge and provide alternatives to the discontents of contemporary life. This publication collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context. Participation begins with writings that provide a theoretical framework for relational art, with essays by Umberto Eco, Bertolt Brecht, Roland Barthes, Peter Bürger, Jen-Luc Nancy, Edoaurd Glissant, and Félix Guattari, as well as the first translation into English of Jacques Rancière's influential "Problems and Transformations in Critical Art." The book also includes central writings by such artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Joseph Beuys, Augusto Boal, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. And it features recent critical and curatorial debates, with discussions by Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hal Foster, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Copublished with Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

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This title is not for sale in the UK or Europe.

Synopsis:

Art that seeks to produce situations in which relations are formed among viewers is placed in historical and theoretical context in key writings by critics and artists.

Synopsis:

The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century art. This tendency can be found in practices and projects ranging from El Lissitzky's exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow's happenings, from minimalist objects to installation art. More recently, this kind of participatory art has gone so far as to encourage and produce new social relationships. Guy Debord's celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has become the premise for much relational art seeking to challenge and provide alternatives to the discontents of contemporary life. This publication collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context.

About the Author

Claire Bishop is the author of Installation Art: A Critical History and a contributor to many art journals, including ArtForum, Flash Art, and October. She is a Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Warwick.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262524643
Author:
Bishop, Claire
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Author:
Bourriaud, Nicolas
Author:
Beuys, Joseph
Author:
Burger, Peter
Author:
Hirschhorn, Thomas
Author:
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich
Author:
Barthes, Roland
Author:
Nancy, Jean-Luc
Author:
Larsen, Lars Bang
Author:
Guattari, Felix
Author:
Piper, Adrian
Author:
Oiticica, Helio
Author:
Debord, Guy
Author:
Clark, Lygia
Author:
Eco, Umberto
Author:
Group Material
Author:
Glissant, Edouard
Author:
Kaprow, Allan
Author:
Cufer, Eda
Author:
Holler, Carsten
Author:
Ranciere, Jacques
Author:
Tiravanija, Rirkrit
Author:
Nesbit, Molly
Author:
Schwarze, Dirk
Author:
Foster, Hal
Author:
Carnevale, Graciela
Author:
Deller, Jeremy
Author:
Collective Actions Group
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Arts audiences
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Interactive art
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art Participation
Publication Date:
20061206
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This title is not for sale in the UK or Europe.
"Synopsis" by , Art that seeks to produce situations in which relations are formed among viewers is placed in historical and theoretical context in key writings by critics and artists.
"Synopsis" by , The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century art. This tendency can be found in practices and projects ranging from El Lissitzky's exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow's happenings, from minimalist objects to installation art. More recently, this kind of participatory art has gone so far as to encourage and produce new social relationships. Guy Debord's celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has become the premise for much relational art seeking to challenge and provide alternatives to the discontents of contemporary life. This publication collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context.
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