Seeing Differently

Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136509275
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Seeing Differently offers a history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture, from early modern beliefs that art is an expression of an individual, the painted image a "world picture" expressing a comprehensive and coherent point of view, to the rise of identity politics after WWII in the art world and beyond. The book is both a history of these ideas (for example, tracing the dominance of a binary model of self and other from Hegel through classic 1970s identity politics) and a political response to the common claim in art and popular political discourse that we are "beyond" or "post-" identity. In challenging this latter claim, Seeing Differently critically examines how and why we "identify" works of art with an expressive subjectivity, noting the impossibility of claiming we are "post-identity" given the persistence of beliefs in art discourse and broader visual culture about who the subject "is," and offers a new theory of how to think this kind of identification in a more thoughtful and self-reflexive way. Ultimately, Seeing Differently offers a mode of thinking identification as a "queer feminist durational" process that can never be fully resolved but must be accounted for in thinking about art and visual culture. Queer feminist durationality is a mode of relational interpretation that affects both "art" and "interpreter," potentially making us more aware of how we evaluate and give value to art and other kinds of visual culture.

Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Art

Author: Modesta Di Paola
Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
ISBN: 8491680691
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Cosmopolitics and Biopolitics seeks to trace cosmopolitical aesthetics understood not only as the union of art, science, and the right to survive, but also as the prism through which artistic practices are developed around questions connected to transculturality, migration, nomadism, post-gender subjectivities, social and natural sustainability, and new digital technologies. This book’s authors fashion a narrative that moves in the territory of “inbetweenness”, between hospitality and hostility, between welcoming and conflict, between languages and intermediate languages, science, and survival in a world that is “common” more than global.

Migration into art

Author: Anne Ring Petersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526121913
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This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The author explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, including the balancing of aesthetics, politics and ethics in representations of forced migration.

Die Kunst zu zeigen

Author: Fiona McGovern
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383942948X
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Mit seinen schwerpunktmäßigen Analysen der Ausstellungspraxis von Joseph Beuys, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley und Manfred Pernice leistet dieser Band einen essenziellen Beitrag zur kunsthistorischen Auseinandersetzung mit künstlerischen Ausstellungsdisplays seit den 1960er Jahren. Fiona McGovern berücksichtigt nicht nur parergonale Strukturen wie Einladungskarten, Ausstellungskataloge und Installationshots, ihre jeweilige kunstkritische Rezeption und ihnen immanente Dynamiken, sondern diskutiert auch posthum auftauchende Problematiken im Umgang mit dieser Kunstform, die den klassischen Werkbegriff sprengt.

Perform Repeat Record

Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841504890
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Bringing together contributors from dance, theater, visual studies, and art history, Perform, Repeat, Record addresses the conundrum of how live art is positioned within history. Set apart from other art forms in that it may never be performed in precisely the same way twice, ephemeral artwork exists both at the time of its staging and long after in the memories of its spectators and their testimonies, as well as in material objects, visual media, and text, all of which offer new critical possibilities. Among the artists, theorists, and historians who contributed to this volume are Marina Abramovic, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Schneider, Boris Groys, Jane Blocker, Carolee Schneemann, Tehching Hsieh, Orlan, Tilda Swinton, and Jean-Luc Nancy.

Performing the Body performing the Text

Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415190592
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Exploring performativity in art theory and practice, this volume examines ways of rethinking processess in visual culture. Since the 1960s, visual art practices have taken contemporary art outside the museum and gallery, exploding the normal boundaries.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734059
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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.