Artistic Bedfellows is an international interdisciplinary collection of historical essays, critical papers, case studies, interviews, and comments from scholars and practitioners that shed new light on the growing field of collaborative art. This collection examines the field of collaborative art broadly, while asking specific questions with regard to the issues of interdisciplinary and cultural difference, as well as the psychological and political complexity of collaboration. The diversity of approach is needed in the current multimedia and cross disciplinarily world of art. This reader is designed to stimulate thought and discussion for anyone interested in this growing field and practice.
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About the Author
Holly Crawford, (Ph.D.), is an artist and art historian. She is the Director of AC Institute, a nonprofit organization for research in contemporary art.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 1. The Decoration of the Paris Panthéon by Paul ChenavardA Particular Brotherhood Chapter 2 2. The Calling of Two Creatures: Depression-era Collaboration and a Theory of Camera and Pen Chapter 3 3. Creative Occupation: Collaborative Artistic Practices in Europe 1937-1943 Chapter 4 4. Collaborative Practices in Environmental Art Chapter 5 5. Concepts of Collaborative Art in the Divided Germany of the 1960s Chapter 6 6. "Avant-femme" or Futuristic Frauen: Collaborative Art by Women in the German Democratic Republic Chapter 7 7. The Second Self Chapter 8 8. "Encompassing Unboundness": Desire and Collaborative Authorship in Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian's "The Wide Road" Chapter 9 9. An Easy Alliance: A Dialogue on Methodology Chapter 10 10. Learning from Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Chapter 11 11. Languages of Innovation Chapter 12 12. Working Together Chapter 13 13. Ken Friedman: A Life in Fluxus Chapter 14 14. Temporary Bedfellows: Claes Oldenburg, Maurice Tuchman and Disney Chapter 15 15. The Ivory Towers Were Always Connected: Interdisciplinary Dia(b)logues as Challenge and Choice Chapter 16 16. Socially Engaged Art, Critics, and Discontents: Interview with Claire Bishop Chapter 17 17. "Detrimental to the Interests of the United States": Cuban Artists (Not) in Residence Chapter 18 18. Suzanne Lacy: Oakland Projects Chapter 19 19. Simonides in the Machine: The Art of Virtual Memory in a Pentagon-funded Initiative Chapter 20 20. Locating a Temporary Common Space: Cultural Exchanges in Weedpatch Chapter 21 21. "Sometimes I'm Harvey Weinstein; Sometimes I'm Wes Craven. The Same Goes For My Brother." The Neistat Brothers Chapter 22 22. Having Their Cake and Eating it Too: The Case of Christo's (and Jeanne-Claude's) Im(permanence) and Exclusivity Chapter 23 23. The Wu-wei of the 21st Century Art of Collaboration Chapter 24 24. What is Conversational Music or "Convers"? Chapter 25 25. Some Thoughts on Collaboration Chapter 26 26. The Electron Buddy System Chapter 27 27. I Always Appreciated Teamwork and Collaborations Chapter 28 28. The Dream of a Common Language: Thoughts on Collaboration and Protest Chapter 29 29. Observations on Collective Cultural Action Chapter 30 30. New Social Art School Chapter 31 31. Complicity Chapter 32 32. Transromantik Chapter 33 33. On Collaboration Chapter 34 34. "This Way Up": Concept and Progress Chapter 35 35. Online Collaboration in Genomic Art Chapter 36 36. A Robot and Its Double Chapter 37 37. Art.es and Collaborative Projects Chapter 38 38. My Collaborative Art Chapter 39 39. Collaboration between Tracey Snelling and Salvador Diaz, Chicago, March 2005 Chapter 40 40. "i Woz" and Gina Chapter 41 41. "It seems simple, but it is not."
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