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This book explores the new performativity in art theory and practice, examining ways of rethinking interpretive processes in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices - from body art to minimalism - have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery; by embracing theatricality and performance and exploding the boundaries set by traditional art criticism. The contributors argue that interpretation needs to be recognised as much more dynamic and contingent. Offering its own performance script, and embracing both canonical fine artists such as Manet, De Kooning and Jasper Johns, and performance artists such as Vito Acconci and Gunter Brus, this book offers radical re-readings of art works and points confidently towards new models for understanding art.

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Academics and one graduate student<-->in art history, film, feminism, gay studies, and performance art<-->and one performance artist, are the contributors to this volume. Jones (contemporary art, U. of California, Riverside) and Stephenson (art history, U. of East London, England) selected papers rich in theoretical discourse on topics that range from 19th-century depictions of black women to new interpretations of canonical fine artists, including Manet, de Kooning, and Jasper Johns, to contemporary performance artists, including Vito Acconci, Holly Hunter, Gunter Brus and the Sacred Naked Nature Girls. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415190602
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Reason and remainders: Kantian performativity in the history of art 11
2 Performing modernity: the art of art history 29
3 Art history/art criticism: performing meaning 39
4 Cross-cultural reiterations: Demetra Vaka Brown and the performance of racialized female beauty 56
5 Race, ritual, and responsibility: performativity and the southern lynching 76
6 Shading meaning 89
7 The greatest homosexual? Camp pleasure and the performative body of Larry Rivers 107
8 The politics of feminist spectatorship and the disruptive body: de Kooning's Woman I reconsidered 127
9 'Catholic tastes': hurting and healing the body in Viennese Actionism in the 1960s 138
10 Contests for meaning in body politics and feminist conceptual art: revisioning the 1970s through the work of Eleanor Antin 153
11 Dismembership: Jasper Johns and the body politic 170
12 Performing clits and other lesbian tricks: speculations on an aesthetics of lack 186
13 Renaming Untitled Flesh: marking the politics of marginality 199
14 Andy Warhol: performances of Death in America 223
15 STUFF: a performance 237
16 Following Acconci/targeting vision 255
17 Performing vision in the theatre of the gaze: the work of Douglas Gordon 273
18 What sense do the senses make? Aspects of corporeality in the works of Miriam Cahn and Maureen Connor 283
Author/artist index 294
Subject index 299
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