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Art After Appropriation

Author: John Welchman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136801367
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Beginning with the first comprehensive account of the discourse of appropriation that dominated the art world in the late 1970s and 1980s, Art After Appropriation suggests a matrix of inflections and refusals around the culture of taking or citation, each chapter loosely correlated with one year of the decade between 1989 and 1999. The opening chapters show how the Second World culture of the USSR gave rise to a new visibility for photography during the dissolution of the Soviet Union around 1989. Welchman examines how genres of ethnography, documentary and travel are crossed with fictive performance and social improvisation in the videos of Steve Fagin. He discusses how hybrid forms of subjectivity are delivered by a new critical narcissism, and how the Korean-American artist, Cody Choi converts diffident gestures of appropriation from the logic of material or stylistic annexation into continuous incorporated events. Art After Appropriation also examines the creation of public art from covert actions and social feedback, and how bodies participate in their own appropriation. Art After Appropriation concludes with the advent of the rainbow net, an imaginary icon that governs the spaces of interactivity, proliferation and media piracy at the end of the millennium. John Welchman is Professor of Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Modernism Relocated (1995) and Invisible Colors (1997); and editor of Rethinking Borders (1996), and a forthcoming three-volume anthology of the writings of LA artist MIke Kelley. Welchman has contributed to numerous journals, magazines, museum catalogues and newspapers, including Artforum; New York Times; Los Angeles Times; International Herald Tribune; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Haus der Kunst, Munich

American Culture In The 1990s

Author: Colin Harrison
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629661
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American Culture in the 1990s focuses on the dramaticcultural transformations of the last decade of the millennium. Lodgedbetween the fall of Communism and the outbreak of the War on Terror, the1990s was witness to America's expanding influence across the world but alsoa period of anxiety and social conflict. National traumas such as the LosAngeles riots, the Oklahoma City bombing and the impeachment of PresidentClinton lend an apocalyptic air to the decade, but the book looks beyondthis to a wider context to identify new voices emerging in the nation.Thisis one of the first attempts to bring together developments taking placeacross a range of different fields: from Microsoft to the Internet, fromblank fiction to gangsta rap, from abject art to new independent cinema,and from postfeminism to posthumanism. Students of American culture andgeneral readers will find this a lively and illuminating introduction to acomplex and immensely varied decade.Key Features*3 case studies per chapterfeaturing key texts, genres, writers and artists*Chronology of 1990sAmerican Culture*Bibliographies for each chapter*18 black and whiteillustrations

Installation Art And The Practices Of Archivalism

Author: David Houston Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317679067
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On the leading edge of trauma and archival studies, this timely book engages with the recent growth in visual projects that respond to the archive, focusing in particular on installation art. It traces a line of argument from practitioners who explicitly depict the archive (Samuel Beckett, Christian Boltanski, Art & Language, Walid Raad) to those whose materials and practices are archival (Mirosław Bałka, Jean-Luc Godard, Silvia Kolbowski, Boltanski, Atom Egoyan). Jones considers in particular the widespread nostalgia for ‘archival’ media such as analogue photographs and film. He analyses the innovative strategies by which such artefacts are incorporated, examining five distinct types of archival practice: the intermedial, testimonial, personal, relational and monumentalist.

Shades Of Black

Author: David A. Bailey
Publisher: Duke University Press
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A history of the last twenty years of black arts in Britain, focusing on the eighties, a decade of such arts explosion.

The Gothic

Author: Gilda Williams
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262731867
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This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work—laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies—as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture. Artists surveyed: Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Tacita Dean, Sue de Beer, Janet Cardiff, Mark Dion, Stan Douglas, Robert Gober, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Teresa Margolles, Jonathan Meese, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Gregor Schneider, Cindy Sherman, Catherine Sullivan, Andy Warhol, and Jane and Louise Wilson. Writers: Jean Baudrillard, Elizabeth Bronfen, Edmund Burke, Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Douglas Crimp, Jacques Derrida, Richard Dyer, Umberto Eco, Bret Easton Ellis, Trevor Fairbrother, Alex Farquharson, Hal Foster, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, William Gibson, Christoph Grunenberg, Bruce Hainley, Judith Halberstam, Amelia Jones, Jonathan Jones, Mike Kelley, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, Patrick McGrath, Kobena Mercer, James Meyer, Edgar Allan Poe, Andrew Ross, Jerry Saltz, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Mary Shelley, Nancy Spector, Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Vidler, Jeff Wall, Horace Walpole, Marina Warner, Anne Williams, and Slavoj Zizek. Copublished with Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Institutional Critique And After

Author: John C. Welchman
Publisher: Jrp Editions
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Institutional Critique and After ISBN 3-905701-65-0 / 978-3-905701-65-4 Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 196 pgs / 40 b&w. / U.S. $25.00 CDN $30.00 September / Nonfiction and Criticism

On The Beyond

Author: Mike Kelley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783709102602
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Der neue Band aus der Reihe „Art and Architecture in Discussion“ präsentiert zwei international bekannte Künstler aus Los Angeles. Die Konversation zwischen Mike Kelley und Jim Shaw ist ausgerichtet am gemeinsamen, starken Interesse am Transzendenten, Spirituellen oder auch am Jenseitigen. Mike Kelley arbeitet seit den 1970er Jahren an diesen Themen. Jim Shaws Arbeiten dazu begannen 1992 und führten zur Erfindung eines kompletten Religionssystems. Das Gespräch leitet John Welchman, Kunsthistoriker und Kenner der Arbeiten Mike Kelleys und Jim Shaws.

Louise Lawler And Others

Author: Louise Lawler
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
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Essays by Jack Bankowsky, Andrea Fraser, Birgit Pelzer, Isabelle Graw, Christian Kravagna, George Baker, Philipp Kaiser, et al.

Learning From The Bilbao Guggenheim

Author: Ana María Guasch
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9781877802508
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Hailed as an "Instant landmark," Frank Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim brought a new sense of relevance to architecture in the transformation of urban landscapes. Gehry's optimistic artichoke amid Bilbao's postindustrial ruin has become an icon of what architecture can do for a city decline. As a result, every city has dreamed of its own Guggenheim effect. This volume gathers, artists, architecture critics, urban planners, art historians, and others to discuss the various aspects of the Bilbao Guggenheim.