Shop > Artists' Books

#12982

Participation

Price
$37.00
Date
2017
Publisher
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art / The
Format
Artists' Books
Size
6 × 8.5 × 1 in
Length
208 pp
Genre
Anthology, Contemporary Art, Theory
Description

The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of twentieth-century art. This tendency can be found in practices and projects ranging from El Lissitzky’s exhibition designs to Allan Kaprow’s happenings, from minimalist objects to installation art. More recently, this kind of participatory art has gone so far as to encourage and produce new social relationships. Guy Debord’s celebrated argument that capitalism fragments the social bond has become the premise for much relational art seeking to challenge and provide alternatives to the discontents of contemporary life. This publication collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context.

Participation begins with writings that provide a theoretical framework for relational art, with essays by Umberto Eco, Bertolt Brecht, Roland Barthes, Peter Bürger, Jen-Luc Nancy, Edoaurd Glissant, and Félix Guattari, as well as the first translation into English of Jacques Rancière’s influential “Problems and Transformations in Critical Art.”

The book also includes central writings by such artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Joseph Beuys, Augusto Boal, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. And it features recent critical and curatorial debates, with discussions by Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hal Foster, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w

December 2006

ISBN: 978-0-262-52464-3

About the Editor
Claire Bishop is the author of Installation Art: A Critical History and a contributor to many art journals, including ArtForum, Flash Art, and October. She is a Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Warwick.

  1. Participation
 

Related Items

  1. Adair Rounthwaite: Asking the Audience
  2. Fiona Tan: Vox Populi, Switzerland
  3. Laurie Anderson
  4. Luis Jacob: Album IV
  5. Materializing Six Years: Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
  6. Ed Ruscha: Various Small Books
  7. Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010
  8. Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems BY Steve Edwards
  9. A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the ’Techno-Social’ Moment
  10. Time
  11. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
  12. Peter Sloterdijk: Nietzsche Apostle
  13. Bruce Hainley and Elaine Sturtevant: Under the Sign of [ sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face
  14. Anne Rorimer: Michael Asher: Kunsthalle Bern
  15. Kodwo Eshun: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  16. Yoko Ono and Joan Rothfuss: Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman
  17. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  18. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  19. Amy Brandt: Interplay
  20. Sexuality
  21. Eileen Myles: The Importance of Being Iceland
  22. Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl
  23. Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles: I Love Dick
  24. NSK from Kapital to Capital
  25. Screen Ecologies
  26. Laura U. Marks: Enfoldment and Infinity
  27. Vito Acconci: Language to Cover a Page
  28. Felicity D. Scott: Outlaw Territories
  29. Walking and Mapping
  30. Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin: Fantasies of the Library
  31. Tila L. Kellman and Michael Snow: Figuring Redemption : Resighting Myself in the Art of Michael Snow
  32. Hu Fang: Dear Navigator
  33. Emma Waltraud Howes: Ankyloglossia (n. Tongue-tie)
  34. Mike Kelley: Minor Histories
  35. Oh, Canada
  36. James Westcott: When Marina Abromović Dies: A Biography
  37. Gwen Allen: Artists’ Magazines
  38. Hans Haacke: October Files
  39. Saul Anton and Lee Friedlander: Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens