Like alberro and stimson's conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology this volume will shed new light on its subject through its critical and historical framing. Even readers already familiar with institutional critique will come away from this book with a greater and often redirected understanding of its significance.
Artists represented includewieslaw borowski, maria eichhorn, john knight, adrian piper, hans haacke, guerilla art action group, bureau d'Études, daniel buren, marcel Broodthaers, Mel Ramsden, The Yes Men, Andrea Fraser, Silvia Kolbowski, Graciela Carnevale, Osvaldo Mateo Boglione, Hito Steyerl, Mark Dion, Michael Asher, Laibach, Critical Art Ensemble, Robert Smithson, Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel, Fred Wilson, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, The Guerrilla Girls, Art Workers' Coalition, WochenKlausur, Andreas Siekmann.
Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists' Writings The MIT Press #ad - . Institutional critique” is an artistic practice that reflects critically on its own housing in galleries and museums and on the concept and social function of art itself. The texts and artworks included are notable for the range of perspectives and positions they reflect and for their influence in pushing the boundaries of what is meant by institutional critique.
Such concerns have always been a part of modern art but took on new urgency at the end of the 1960s, when―driven by the social upheaval of the time and enabled by the tools and techniques of conceptual art―institutional critique emerged as a genre.
Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional CritiqueMayFlyBooks/Ephemera #ad - The essays collected in this volume explore this legacy and develop the models of institutional critique in ways that go well beyond the field of art. Interrogating the shifting relations between ‘institutions’ and ‘critique’, the contributors to this volume analyze the past and present of institutional critique and propose lines of future development.
Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique #ad - Institutional critique’ is best known through the critical practice that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists who presented radical challenges to the museum and gallery system. Engaging with the work of philosophers and political theorists such as Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri, Judith Butler, Paolo Virno and others, these essays reflect on the mutual enrichments between critical art practices and social movements and elaborate the conditions for politicized critical practice in the twenty-first century.
Since then it has been pushed in new directions by new generations of artists registering and responding to the global transformations of contemporary life.
How to Write About Contemporary ArtThames & Hudson #ad - An essential handbook for students and professionals on writing eloquently, accurately, and originally about contemporary artHow to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Brimming with practical tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing, including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, the second part of the book is organized around its specific forms, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs.
Supplemented by a general bibliography, and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library, advice on the use and misuse of grammar, How to Write About Contemporary Art is the essential handbook for all those interested in communicating about the art of today. In counseling the reader against common pitfalls―such as jargon and poor structure―Gilda Williams points instead to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts.
How to Write About Contemporary Art #ad - Demos, dave hickey, hito steyerl, okwui enwezor, Stuart Morgan, John Kelsey, Rosalind Krauss, Chris Kraus, and Adam Szymczyk. More than 30 illustrations throughout support closely analysed case studies of the best writing, including Claire Bishop, Thomas Crow, in Source Texts by 64 authors, T. J. Invaluable for students, the book first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language.
34 illustrations and 64 Source Texts Thames Hudson.
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 ActsBadlands Unlimited #ad - D'souza is the editor of the forthcoming Making it Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader. In 2017, of the lynched body of a young black child, Dana Schutz, the Whitney Biennial included a painting by a white artist, Emmett Till. Thames Hudson. It lays bare how the art world―no less than the country at large―has persistently struggled with the politics of race, and the ways this struggle has influenced how museums, curators and artists wrestle with notions of free speech and the specter of censorship.
In 1969, the metropolitan museum of Art’s exhibition Harlem on My Mind did not include a single work by a black artist. Her work appears regularly in 4Columns. Org, artnews, bookforum, as well as in publications including the Wall Street Journal, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, Garage, Momus and Art Practical.
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts #ad - In all three cases, black artists and writers and their allies organized vigorous responses using the only forum available to them: public protest. Whitewalling: art, race & protest in 3 Acts reflects on these three incidents in the long and troubled history of art and race in America. In 1979, anger brewed over a show at New York’s Artists Space entitled The Nigger Drawings.
Whitewalling takes a critical and intimate look at these three “acts” in the history of the American art scene and asks: when we speak of artistic freedom and the freedom of speech, who, is free to speak?Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, exactly, food and culture; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; how museums shape our views of each other and the world; and books.
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972University of California Press #ad - In six years Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. Thames Hudson. University of California Press. The result is a book with the character of a lively contemporary forum that offers an invaluable record of the thinking of the artists―a historical survey and essential reference book for the period.
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 #ad - The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents―including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved and by Lippard, who has also provided a new preface for this edition.
Colour Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary ArtThe MIT Press #ad - 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. Artists surveyed include:joseph albers, john ruskin, maurice merleau-ponty, hélio oiticica, adrian stokes, umberto eco, mark rothko, roland barthes, piet mondrian, helen frankenthaler, joris-karl huysmans, jacqueline lichtenstein, beatriz milhazes, piero manzoni, charles baudelaire, paul Gauguin, Mel Bochner, Vincent van Gogh, Theo van Doesburg, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Henri Michaux, Robert Delaunay, Kazimir Malevich, Sonia Delaunay, Charles Blanc, Johannes Itten, Victor Vasarely, Gerhard Richter, Walter Benjamin, Paul Klee, Jean Baudrillard, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Yves Klein, Daniel Buren, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Kenneth Noland, Bridget Riley, Barnett Newman, Paul Signac, Donald Judd, Rachel WhitereadWriters include:Theodor Adorno, Henri Matisse, Yinka Shonibare, Wassily Kandinsky, Jessica Stockholder, Victoria Finlay, Ad Reinhardt, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Derrida, Thierry de Duve, Jimmie Durham, Ludwig Wittgenstein Thames Hudson.
This unique anthology reflects on the aesthetic, and philosophical meaning of color through the writings of artists and critics, placed within the broader context of anthropology, literature, film, philosophy, cultural, and science. University of California Press. 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.
Colour Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art #ad - Those who loathe color have had as much to say as those who love it. Writings on color from modernism to the present, by writers from Baudelaire to Baudrillard, surveying art from Paul Gauguin to Rachel Whiteread.
W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black AmericaPrinceton Architectural Press #ad - B. As maria popova wrote, these data portraits shaped how "Du Bois himself thought about sociology, informing the ideas with which he set the world ablaze three years later in The Souls of Black Folk. Thames Hudson. W. B. The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W.
Du bois's data portraits collects the complete set of graphics in full color for the first time, making their insights and innovations available to a contemporary imagination. E. Du bois offered a view into the lives of black Americans, conveying a literal and figurative representation of "the color line.
W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America #ad - From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, these prophetic infographics—beautiful in design and powerful in content— make visible a wide spectrum of black experience. E. University of California Press.
e-flux journal: The Wretched of the Screen Sternberg Press / e-flux journalSternberg Press #ad - In hito steyerl's writing we begin to see how, even if the hopes and desires for coherent collective political projects have been displaced onto images and screens, it is precisely here that we must look frankly at the technology that seals them in. The wretched of the screen collects a number of Steyerl's landmark essays from recent years in which she has steadily developed her very own politics of the image.
e-flux journal: The Wretched of the Screen Sternberg Press / e-flux journal #ad - . Twisting the politics of representation around the representation of politics, of the art system as a vast mine of labor extraction and passionate commitment, of hysterical, enchantment and fun, of structural and literal violence, these essays uncover a rich trove of information in the formal shifts and aberrant distortions of accelerated capitalism, of occupation and internship, uncontrollable flight through the wreckage of postcolonial and modernist discourses and their unanticipated openings.
E-flux journal series edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle Thames Hudson. University of California Press. Sternberg Press.
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to NowUniversity of Arkansas Press #ad - University of California Press. This fully illustrated volume includes essays by art historians and historians and reflections by the artists included in the collection. Also included are key contemporary writings—from the 1950s onward—by artists, displacement, forced migration, the role of personal mythologies as a means to reimagine the future, traditional practices conducted in radically new ways, investigating the themes of transculturalism and pan-Indian identity, scholars, and critics, shadow histories, and much more.
Art for a new understanding, an exhibition from crystal bridges museum of american art that opened in October 2018, seeks to radically expand and reposition the narrative of American art since 1950 by charting a history of the development of contemporary Indigenous art from the United States and Canada, beginning when artists moved from more regionally-based conversations and practices to national and international contemporary art contexts.
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now #ad - Thames Hudson. It is an essential publication for any institution or individual with an interest in contemporary Native American art, and an invaluable resource in ongoing scholarly considerations of the American contemporary art landscape at large. Sternberg Press. As both a survey of the development of indigenous art from the 1950s to the present and a consideration of Native artists within contemporary art more broadly, Art for a New Understanding expands the definition of American art and sets the tone for future considerations of the subject.
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils and Rewards of ArtmakingImage Continuum Press #ad - After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially—statistically speaking—there aren't any people like that. For so little external reward. Image Continuum Press. On so many different fronts. The book's co-authors, david bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world.
University of California Press. First published in 1994, Art & Fear quickly became an underground classic. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves. This is not your typical self-help book. Sternberg Press.
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking #ad - Thames Hudson. Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. Geniuses get made once-a-century or so, yet good art gets made all the time, so to equate the making of art with the workings of genius removes this intimately human activity to a strangely unreachable and unknowable place.
The original capra press edition of Art & Fear sold 80, 000 copies. An excerpt:today, more than it was however many years ago, art is hard because you have to keep after it so consistently. This is a book about making art.
2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas - Art in Theory 1900Blackwell Publishing #ad - New edition of this popular anthology of twentieth-century art-theoretical texts. Image Continuum Press. This popular anthology of twentieth-century art theoretical texts has now been expanded to take account of new research, and to include significant contributions to art theory from the 1990s. Thames Hudson.
2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas - Art in Theory 1900 #ad - Now updated to include the results of new research, together with significant contributions from the 1990s. Blackwell Publishing. The editors provide contextual introductions to 340 texts. University of California Press. Sternberg Press. Includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians and literary figures.
Complements art in theory 1648-1815 and art in theory 1815-1900 to create a complete survey of the theories underpinning the development of art in the modern period.