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Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art
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This book is a collection of essays from artists, educators, critics, curators, professors, and other art specialists. The book is pretty much an insider's book writing for other insiders. The tone is quite postmodern, academic and theoretical. Since this book doesn't have the Look-Inside feature, here's a list of the essays:
=Introduction: On Installation and Site Specificity (Erika Suderburg)
1. The Functional Site; or, The Transformation of Site Specificity (James Meyer)
2. One Place After Another: Notes on Site Specificity (Miwon Kwon)
3. "Illiterate Monuments": The Ruin as Dialect or Broken Classic (Barbara Maria Stafford)
4. Fountains and Grottos: Installation and the Neobaroque (Sean Cubitt)
5. Garden Agon (Susan Stewart)
6. Written on the West: How the Land Gained Site (Erika Suderburg)
7. Hidden Economies in Los Angeles: An Emerging Latino Metropolis (Alessandra Moctezuma and Leda Ramos)
8. Landscape(s) of the Mind: Psychic Space and Narrative Specificity (Notes from a Work in Progress) (John Coleman)
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From Ferdinand Chevel's Palais Ideal (1879-1905) and Simon Rodia's Watts Towers (1921-1954) to Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Richard Serra's Tilted Arc (1981), installation art has continually crossed boundaries, encompassing sculpture, architecture, performance, and visual art. Although unique in its power to transform both the site in which a work is constructed and the viewer's experience of being in a place, installation art has not received the critical attention accorded other art forms.In Space, Site, Intervention, some of today's most prominent art critics, curators, and artists view installation art as a diverse, multifaceted, and international art form that challenges institutional assumptions and narrow conceptual frameworks. The contributors discuss installation in relation to the genealogy of modern art, community and corporate space, multimedia cyberspace, public and private ritual, the gallery and the museum, public and private patronage, and political action. This ambitious volume focuses on issues of class, sexuality, cultural identity rase, and gender, and highlights a wide range of artists whose work is often marginalized by mainstream art history and criticism. Together, the essays in Space, Site, Intervention investigate how installation resonates within modern culture and society, as well as its ongoing influence on contemporary visual culture.
Lucy R. Lippard (author of The Lure of the Local and On The Beaten Track):
This book is a varied and fascinating labyrinth of sophisticated writing that opens up the notions of site and space to a grand panoply of new ideas. It should be required reading for anyone making or confronting installation art in the 21st century.
For artists and faculty exploring work outside of painting and sculpture, SPACE, SITE, INTERVENTION: SITUATING INSTALLATION ART, is required reading. It raises the most pertinent issues that one must address to produce meaningful, important site pieces.
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I have just opened the FOURTH copy of this book and still Amazon has not gotten it right. They are shipping this heavy paperback book in a paper padded envelope and they are... Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Jaime B. Cadegan