Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art / Edition 1

Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art / Edition 1

by Grant H. Kester, Kester Grant H.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520238389

ISBN-13: 9780520238381

Pub. Date: 08/12/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

Some of the Most Innovative Art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums: at a parking garage in Oakland, California; on a pleasure boat on the Lake of Zurich in Switzerland; at a public market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Artists working in such places, operating at the intersection of art and cultural activism, have developed…  See more details below

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Some of the Most Innovative Art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums: at a parking garage in Oakland, California; on a pleasure boat on the Lake of Zurich in Switzerland; at a public market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Artists working in such places, operating at the intersection of art and cultural activism, have developed new forms of collaboration with diverse audiences and communities. Their projects have addressed such issues as political conflict in Northern Ireland, gang violence on Chicago's West Side, and the problems of sex workers in Switzerland. Provocative, accessible, and engaging, this book, one of the first full-length studies on the topic, discusses a disparate network of artists and collectives -- including The Art of Change, Helen and Newton Harrison, Littoral, Suzanne Lacy, Stephen Willats, and WochenKlausur -- united by a desire to create understanding through creative dialogue that crosses boundaries of race, religion, and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520238381
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/12/2004
Series:
Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Bks.
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1The eyes of the vulgar17
2Duration, performativity, and critique50
3Dialogical aesthetics82
4A critical framework for dialogical practice124
5Community and communicability152

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