Participation (Documents of Contemporary Art)

Participation (Documents of Contemporary Art)

The wish to circulation audience out of the position of passive observers and into the position of manufacturers is among the hallmarks of twentieth-century artwork. This tendency are available in practices and tasks starting from El Lissitzky's exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow's happenings, from minimalist items to deploy artwork. extra lately, this type of participatory artwork has long past as far as to motivate and bring new social relationships. man Debord's celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has develop into the basis for far relational paintings trying to problem and supply choices to the discontents of up to date lifestyles. This book collects texts that position this inventive improvement in old and theoretical context.

Participation starts with writings that offer a theoretical framework for relational artwork, with essays by means of Umberto Eco, Bertolt Brecht, Roland Barthes, Peter Bürger, Jen-Luc Nancy, Edoaurd Glissant, and Félix Guattari, in addition to the 1st translation into English of Jacques Rancière's influential "Problems and changes in serious Art." The ebook additionally contains principal writings via such artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Joseph Beuys, Augusto Boal, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. And it gains contemporary serious and curatorial debates, with discussions by way of Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hal Foster, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Copublished with Whitechapel artwork Gallery, London

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