The Everyday

The Everyday

by Stephen Johnstone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262600749

ISBN-13: 9780262600743

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: MIT Press

Numerous international exhibitions and biennials have borne witness to the range of contemporary art engaged with the everyday and its antecedents in the work of Surrealists, Situationists, the Fluxus group, and conceptual and feminist artists of the 1960s and 1970s. This art shows a recognition of ordinary dignity or the accidentally miraculous, an engagement with

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Numerous international exhibitions and biennials have borne witness to the range of contemporary art engaged with the everyday and its antecedents in the work of Surrealists, Situationists, the Fluxus group, and conceptual and feminist artists of the 1960s and 1970s. This art shows a recognition of ordinary dignity or the accidentally miraculous, an engagement with a new kind of anthropology, an immersion in the pleasures of popular culture, or a meditation on what happens when nothing happens. The celebration of the everyday has oppositional and dissident overtones, offering a voice to the silenced and proposing possibilities for change.
This collection of writings by artists, theorists, and critics assembles for the first time a comprehensive anthology on the everyday in the world of contemporary art.

Artists surveyed includeChantal Akerman,
Francis Alÿs, Vladimir Arkhipov, Ian Breakwell, Stanley Brouwn, Sophie Calle, Marcel
Duchamp, Fischli & Weiss, Nan Goldin, Dan Graham, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller,
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Mary Kelly, Lettrist International, Jonas Mekas, Annette
Messager, Aleksandra Mir, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Martha Rosler,
Allen Ruppersberg, Daniel Spoerri, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Andy
Warhol, Richard Wentworth, Stephen Willats.

Writers includePaul Auster, Maurice Blanchot, Geoff Dyer, Hal Foster, Suzy Gablik,
Ben Highmore, Henri Lefebvre, Lucy R. Lippard, Michel Maffesoli, Ivone Margulies,
Helen Molesworth, Nikos Papastergiadis, Georges Perec, John Roberts, David Ross,
Nicholas Serota, Michael Sheringham, Alison and Peter Smithson, Abigail
Solomon-Godeau, Jeff Wall, Jonathan Watkins.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262600743
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
984,331
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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