Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#12983

Walking and Mapping

Date
2017
Publisher
The MIT Press
Format
Artists' Books
Size
7 × 9 × 0.8 in
Length
352 pp
Genre
Criticism
Description

From Guy Debord in the early 1950s to Richard Long, Janet Cardiff, and Esther Polak more recently, contemporary artists have returned again and again to the walking motif. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for mobile mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. In Walking and Mapping, Karen O’Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. She offers close readings of these projects—many of which she was able to experience firsthand—and situates them in relation to landmark works from the past half-century. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts. By alternating close study of selected projects with a broader view of their place in a bigger picture, Walking and Mapping itself maps a complex phenomenon.

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w

February 2016

ISBN: 9780262528955

About the Author
Karen O’Rourke is an artist and Professor of Digital Art at Jean Monnet University Saint-Etienne, France. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and South America.

  1. Walking and Mapping
 

Related Items

  1. Jason McLean: ’Dream’, 2010
  2. Michael Snow: Signed Walking Woman Shopping Bag
  3. Bernhard Cella: Annual Table on Art in Austria
  4. REARVIEWS VOLUME IV
  5. To Spoil the Party, To Set Our Joy Ablaze
  6. Andrea Fraser: Museum Highlights
  7. Amy Kazymerchryk and Martine Syms: Borrowed Lady: Martine Syms
  8. Richard Long: Selected Walks 1979-96
  9. Mapping Spaces: A Topological Survey of the Work by James Turrell
  10. Prathna Lor: 7, 2
  11. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix: Ambulo Ergo Sum
  12. Robert Longo: Stand
  13. Andrew J Paterson: Andrew James Paterson: Collection/Correction
  14. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
  15. Bruce Hainley and Elaine Sturtevant: Under the Sign of [ sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face
  16. Anne Rorimer: Michael Asher: Kunsthalle Bern
  17. Kodwo Eshun: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  18. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  19. October Magazine Issue 151
  20. Vito Acconci, lynda benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Gerard Byrne, George Chakravarthi, Judy Chicago, vaginal davis, Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, VALIE EXPORT, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, harmony hammond, claudette johnson, Mary Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, and Robert: 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. Sam Falls: Visible Libraries
  26. Peep Hole Sheet #13 - Summer 2012

Claire Fontaine: Imperceptible Abstractions
  27. Michael McCormack: Busy Signals
  28. Saul Anton and Lee Friedlander: Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens
  29. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver