Questions About This Book?
Why should I rent this book?
How do rental returns work?
What version or edition is this?
What is included with this book?
- The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
- The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
- The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
Zoya Kocur is an independent scholar based in New York. She has taught at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the former Associate Curator of Education at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Her publications include Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology (2011) and, as co-editor, Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (1996).Simon Leung is an artist based in New York and Los Angeles, and Professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine, where he heads the New Genres area. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennale, and the Guangzhou Triennial.
Table of Contents
Text, Figure, and Plate Credits viii
How To Use this Book xvi
Notes on Contributors xix
Part I The Field of Contemporary Art 7
1 The Intellectual Field: A World Apart (1990) 13
2 When Form Has Become Attitude – And Beyond (1994) 21
Thierry de Duve
3 One Place After Another: Notes on Site Specifi city (1997) 34
4 Biennials without Borders? (2009) 56
5 Periodising Contemporary Art (2009) 64
6 Contemporary Art and the Politics of Aesthetics (2009) 72
Part II Practices and Models/Rethinking Form and Medium 87
7 A Note on Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977 (1989) 94
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
8 Notes on Surface: Toward a Genealogy of Flatness (2000) 102
9 Informe without Conclusion (1996) 118
10 Video Projection: The Space Between Screens 131
11 How to Provide an Artistic Service: An Introduction (1994) 146
12 Conversation Pieces: The Role of Dialogue in Socially-Engaged Art (2003) 153
13 Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics (2004) 166
Part III Culture/Identities/Political Agency 195
14 The War on Culture (1990) 203
Carole S. Vance
15 AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (2002) 211
16 Architecture of the Evicted (1990) 220
17 Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion (1993) 235
18 Looking for Trouble (1993) 252
19 The Mythology of Difference: Vulgar Identity Politics at the Whitney Biennial (1993) 263
Charles A. Wright, Jr.
20 Haunted TV (1992) 280
21 The Architecture of Porn: Museum, Urban Detritus, and Cinematic Stag-rooms (2012) 289
22 Cultural Workers as Organic Intellectuals (2008) 299
Part IV Postcolonial Critiques 309
23 The Marco Polo Syndrome: Some Problems around Art and Eurocentrism (1993) 314
24 In the “Heart of Darkness” (1993) 322
25 The Syncretic Turn: Cross-Cultural Practices in the Age of Multiculturalism (1996) 329
26 Authenticity, Refl exivity, and Spectacle: Or, the Rise of New Asia is not the End of the World (2004) 338
Lee Weng Choy
27 All-Owning Spectatorship (1991) 354
Trinh T. Minh-Ha
28 Ruins, Fragmentation, and the Chinese Modern/Postmodern (1998) 371
Part V Art Subjects/Historical Subjects 381
29 Re-politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology (2008) 388
30 Miming the Master: Boy-Things, Bad Girls, and Femmes Vitales (1996) 395
31 Zones of Indistinction: Giorgio Agamben’s ‘Bare Life’ and the Politics of Aesthetics (2009) 416
32 The Database (2001) 435
33 For the Love of Abstraction (2008) 455
34 The Politics of Sustainability: Art and Ecology (2009) 466
T. J. Demos
Appendix: Letters and Responses
Contingent Factors: A Response to Claire Bishop’s “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” 486