Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945

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Spanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism explores the ways in which collectives function within cultural norms, social conventions, and corporate or state-sanctioned art. Together, these essays demonstrate that collectivism survives as an influential artistic practice despite the art world's star system of individuality. Collectivism after Modernism provides the historical understanding necessary for thinking through postmodern ...
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Overview

Spanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism explores the ways in which collectives function within cultural norms, social conventions, and corporate or state-sanctioned art. Together, these essays demonstrate that collectivism survives as an influential artistic practice despite the art world's star system of individuality. Collectivism after Modernism provides the historical understanding necessary for thinking through postmodern collective practice, now and into the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816644629
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 836,068
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction: Periodizing Collectivism   Blake Stimson   Gregory Sholette     1
Internationaleries: Collectivism, the Grotesque, and Cold War Functionalism   Jelena Stojanovic     17
After the "Descent to the Everyday": Japanese Collectivism from Hi Red Center to The Play, 1964-1973   Reiko Tomii     45
Art & Language and the Institutional Form in Anglo-American Collectivism   Chris Gilbert     77
The Collective Camcorder in Art and Activism   Jesse Drew     95
Performing Revolution: Arte Calle, Grupo Provisional, and the Response to the Cuban National Crisis, 1986-1989   Rachel Weiss     115
The Mexican Pentagon: Adventures in Collectivism during the 1970s   Ruben Gallo     165
Artists' Collectives: Focus on New York, 1975-2000   Alan W. Moore     193
Production of Social Space as Artwork: Protocols of Community in the Work of Le Groupe Amos and Huit Facettes   Okwui Enwezor     223
Beyond Representation and Affiliation: Collective Action in Post-Soviet Russia   Irina Aristarkhova     253
Do-It-Yourself Geopolitics: Cartographies of Art in the World   Brian Holmes     273
Contributors     295
Index     299
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