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One place after another : site-specific art and locational identity /

By: Publication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 0262112655
  • 9780262112659
  • 026261202X
  • 9780262612029
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N6490 .K93 2002
Contents:
Genealogy of site specificity -- Unhinging of site specificity -- Sitings of public art: integration versus intervention -- From site to community in new genre public art: the case of "culture in action" -- The (un)sitings of community -- By way of a conclusion: one place after another.
Review: "Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art, process art, performance art, conceptual art, installation art, institutional critique community-based art, and public art, its creators insisted on the inseparability of the work and its context. In recent years. however, the presumption of unrepeatability and immobility encapsulated in Richard Serra's famous dictum "to remove the work is to destroy the work" has been challenged by new models of site specificity and changes in institutional and market forces." "One Place after Another offers a critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s and a theoretical framework for examining the rhetoric of aesthetic vanguardism and political progressivism associated with its many permutations. Informed by urban theory, postmodernist criticism in art and architecture, and debates concerning identity politics and the public sphere, the book addresses the siting of art as more than an artistic problem. It examines site specificity as a complex cipher of the unstable relationship between location and identity in the era of late capitalism. The book addresses the work of, among others, John Ahearn, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Donald Judd, Renee Green, Susanne Lacy, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Richard Serra, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Fred Wilson."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genealogy of site specificity -- Unhinging of site specificity -- Sitings of public art: integration versus intervention -- From site to community in new genre public art: the case of "culture in action" -- The (un)sitings of community -- By way of a conclusion: one place after another.

"Site-specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as site-specific art intersected with land art, process art, performance art, conceptual art, installation art, institutional critique community-based art, and public art, its creators insisted on the inseparability of the work and its context. In recent years. however, the presumption of unrepeatability and immobility encapsulated in Richard Serra's famous dictum "to remove the work is to destroy the work" has been challenged by new models of site specificity and changes in institutional and market forces." "One Place after Another offers a critical history of site-specific art since the late 1960s and a theoretical framework for examining the rhetoric of aesthetic vanguardism and political progressivism associated with its many permutations. Informed by urban theory, postmodernist criticism in art and architecture, and debates concerning identity politics and the public sphere, the book addresses the siting of art as more than an artistic problem. It examines site specificity as a complex cipher of the unstable relationship between location and identity in the era of late capitalism. The book addresses the work of, among others, John Ahearn, Mark Dion, Andrea Fraser, Donald Judd, Renee Green, Susanne Lacy, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Richard Serra, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, and Fred Wilson."--Jacket.

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