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Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985

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ISBN13:

9780631228677

ISBN10:
0631228675
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 is a groundbreaking anthology that captures the essence and the edge of the contemporary art scene. Provides the first truly comprehensive and international anthology of theory in contemporary art of the last two decades. Brings together a broad selection of important contributions to the fields of contemporary art, theory, and culture from established and emergent art voices, including scholars, curators, critics, and artists from around the globe. Focuses on key theoretical and aesthetic issues in contemporary art, such as cultural/multicultural theory, identity politics, AIDS, post-colonialism, globalization, and spectatorship. Includes editorial material and 44 illustrations.

Author Biography

Zoya Kocur is an independent scholar and adjunct faculty member of the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University. She co-edited Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (1996) and has published articles on art pedagogy and museum education.


Simon Leung is an artist and assistant professor in the Department of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003) and the Whitney Biennial (1993).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii
Acknowledgments xii
Text, Figure, and Plate Credits xiii
How To Use This Book xxi
Introduction 1(4)
Part I Contemporary Art Practices and Models
5(112)
Introduction
7(4)
The Intellectual Field: A World Apart (1990)
11(8)
Pierre Bourdieu
When Form Has Become Attitude -- And Beyond (1994)
19(13)
Thierry de Duve
One Place After Another: Notes on Site Specificity (1997)
32(23)
Miwon Kwon
The Curator's Moment (1998)
55(14)
Michael Brenson
How to Provide an Artistic Service: An Introduction (1994)
69(7)
Andrea Fraser
Conversation Pieces: The Role of Dialogue in Socially-Engaged Art (2004)
76(13)
Grant Kester
``yBa'' as Critique: The Socio-Political Inferences of the Mediated Identity of Recent British Art (1997)
89(12)
James Gaywood
Video Projection: The Space Between Screens (2004)
101(16)
Liz Kotz
Part II Culture/Identities/Political Fields
117(96)
Introduction
119(4)
The War on Culture (1990)
123(9)
Carole S. Vance
Feminist Fundamentalism: Women Against Images (1993)
132(9)
Carole S. Vance
AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (1987)
141(9)
Douglas Crimp
Architecture of the Evicted (1990)
150(16)
Rosalyn Deutsche
Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion (1993)
166(16)
Judith Butler
Cornered: A Video Installation Project (1992)
182(5)
Adrian Piper
The Mythology of Difference: Vulgar Identity Politics at the Whitney Biennial (1993)
187(17)
Charles A. Wright, Jr.
Haunted TV (1992)
204(9)
Avital Ronell
Part III Postcolonial Critiques
213(64)
Introduction
215(3)
The Marco Polo Syndrome: Some Problems around Art and Eurocentrism (1992)
218(8)
Gerardo Mosquera
In the ``Heart of Darkness'' (1993)
226(7)
Olu Oguibe
The Syncretic Turn: Cross-Cultural Practices in the Age of Multiculturalism (1996)
233(9)
Jean Fisher
Authenticity, Reflexivity, and Spectacle: or, the Rise of New Asia is not the End of the World (2004)
242(17)
Lee Weng Choy
All-Owning Spectatorship (1991)
259(18)
Trinh T. Minh-Ha
Part IV Rethinking Aesthetics
277(68)
Introduction
279(4)
A Note on Gerhard Richter's October 18, 1977 (1989)
283(9)
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh
Notes on Surface: Toward a Genealogy of Flatness (2000)
292(17)
David Joselit
Ruins, Fragmentation, and the Chinese Modern/Postmodern (1998)
309(9)
Wu Hung
Function and Field: Demarcating Conceptual Practices (2004)
318(13)
Nana Last
1989
331(14)
Juli Carson
Part V Theories after Postmodernism
345(83)
Introduction
347(4)
Postmodernism and Periphery (1987)
351(9)
Nelly Richard
Looking for Trouble (1991)
360(12)
Kobena Mercer
Repossessing Popular Culture (1993)
372(16)
Laura Kipnis
The Lightness of Theory (1993)
388(7)
John Rajchman
Informe without Conclusion (1996)
395(13)
Rosalind Krauss
The Database (2001)
408(20)
Lev Manovich
Index 428


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