One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity / Edition 1

One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity / Edition 1

by Miwon Kwon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 026261202X

ISBN-13: 9780262612029

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art,process art, performance art, conceptual art, installation art, institutional critique, community-based art, and public art, its

Overview

Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art,process art, performance art, conceptual art, installation art, institutional critique, community-based art, and public art, its creators insisted on the inseparability of the work and its context. In recent years, however, the presumption of unrepeatability and immobility encapsulated in Richard Serra's famous dictum "to remove the work is to destroy the work" is being challenged by new models of site specificity and changes in institutional and market forces. One Place after Another offers a critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s and a theoretical framework for examining the rhetoric of aesthetic vanguardism and political progressivism associated with its many permutations.

Informed by urban theory, postmodernist criticism in art and architecture, and debates concerning identity politics and the public sphere, the book addresses the siting of art as more than an artistic problem. It examines site specificity as a complex cipher of the unstable relationship between location and identity in the era of late capitalism. The book addresses the work of, among others, John Ahearn, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Donald Judd, Renee Green, Suzanne Lacy, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle,Richard Serra, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Fred Wilson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262612029
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
695,099
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Introduction1
1Genealogy of Site Specificity11
2Unhinging of site specificity33
3Sitings of Public Art: Integration Versus Intervention56
4From Site to Community in New Genre Public Art: The Case of "Culture in Action"100
5The (UN)Sitings of Community138
6By Way of a Conclusion: One Place After Another156
Notes168
Index211

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