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The 'do-it-yourself' artwork

Participation from Fluxus to New Media

Edited by Anna Dezeuze

The 'do-it-yourself' artwork

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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8747-9
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £17.99
  • Published Date: May 2012
  • BIC Category: Art History, Theory of art, Non-graphic art forms, History of art, ART / History / Contemporary (1945-), The arts / Theory of art, The arts / Non-graphic art forms
  • Series: Rethinking Art's Histories

Description

Viewers of contemporary art are often invited to involve themselves actively in artworks, by entering installations, touching objects, performing instructions or clicking on interactive websites. Why have artists sought to engage spectators in these new forms of participation? In what ways does active participation affect the viewer's experience and the status of the artwork? Spanning a range of practices including kinetic art, happenings, environments, performance, installations, relational and new media art from the 1950s to the present, this critical anthology sheds light on the history and specificity of artworks that only come to life when you - the viewer - are invited to 'do it yourself.'

Rather than a specialist topic in the history of twentieth- and twenty-first century art, the 'do-it-yourself' artwork raises broader issues concerning the role of the viewer in art, the status of the artwork and the socio-political relations between art and its contexts.

Editor

Anna Dezeuze is an independent scholar

Contents

Contents
1. Anna Dezeuze: An introduction to 'do-it-yourself'' artwork
PART I: SITUATING PARTICIPATION
2. Guy Brett: 3 Pioneers
3. Anna Dezeuze: "Open work," "do-it-yourself artwork," and bricolage
4. Judith Rodenbeck: "Creative acts of consumption" or, death in Venice
5. Arnauld Pierre: Instability: the visual/bodily perception of space in kinetic environments
PART II: PERFORMING PARTICIPATION
6. Catherine Wood: The rules of engagement: Displaced figuration in Robert Morris's sculpture
7. Frazer Ward: Marina Abramovic: Approaching zero
8. Amelia Jones: Space, body and the self in the work of Bruce Nauman
9. Janet Kraynak: Tiravanija's liability
10. Jennifer Gonzalez: The face and the public: Race, secrecy and digital art practice
PART III: THEORISING PARTICIPATION
11. Anna Dezeuze: Play, ritual and politics: Transitional artworks in the 1960s
12. Miwon Kwon: Exchange and reciprocity in some art of the 1960s and after
13. Christian Kravagna: Working on the community: Models of participatory practice
14. Claire Bishop: Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics
15. Beryl Graham: What kind of participative system? Critical vocabularies from new media art
Index

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