One Place after Another Site Specific Art and Locational Identity

One Place after Another Site Specific Art and Locational Identity[PDF] ✈ One Place after Another Site Specific Art and Locational Identity ⚣ Miwon Kwon – A critical history of site specific art since the late 1960sSite specific art emerged in the late 1960s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy an A critical history of site specific art after Another PDF/EPUB À since the late sSite specific art emerged in the late s in reaction to the growing commodification of art and the prevailing ideals of art's autonomy and universality One Place PDF/EPUB ² Throughout the s and s as site specific art intersected with land art process art performance art conceptual art installation art institutional critiue community based art and public art its creators insisted on the inseparability of Place after Another PDF Ë 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 is being challenged by new models Place after Another Site Specific ePUB ✓ 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 s 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 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 Suzanne Lacy Inigo Manglano Ovalle Richard Serra Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Fred Wilson. Miwon Kwon writesIt occurred to me some time ago that for many of my art and academic friends the success and viability of one’s work are now measured by the accumulation of freuent flyer miles The we travel for work the we are called upon to provide institutions in other parts of the country and the world with our presence and services the we give in to the logic of nomadism one could say the we are made to feel wanted needed validated and relevant Our very sense of self worth seems predicated and on our suffering through the inconveniences and psychic destabilizations of ungrounded transience of not being at home or not having a home of always traveling through elsewheres Whether we enjoy it or not we are culturally and economically rewarded for enduring the “wrong” place We are out of place all too often Or perhaps accurately the distinction between home and elsewhere between “right” and “wrong” places seems less and less relevant in the constitution of the self But I remain unconvinced of the ways a model of meaning of interpretation is called forth to validate even romanticize the material and socioeconomic realities of an itinerant lifestyle I am suspicious of this analogical transposition and the seductive allure of nomadism it supports if for no other reason than the fact of my own personal ambivalence toward the physical and psychical experiences of mobilization and destabilization that such nomadism demands To embrace such conditions is to leave oneself vulnerable to new terrors and dangers At the very least we have to acknowledge this vulnerability Brilliant read on critiues on public and community art and how it has evolved from collaborations with architects and urban designers to sited collaborations with local communities Offers some really strong institutional critiues from plural perspectives on how community identity is shaped on assumptions made apriori to the project All of this builds to one of the effective critiues on the postmodern condition wrapping Bourdieu as well as Deleuze Guattari on how identity that's associated with no particular place and constructing a solid thesis from that If not for too verbose and lengthy critiue of identity politics community based art of the early to mid 90s this book would be a gem On the registers of polemics theorization and historicity Kwon is impeccable In fact half of the book was published almost verbatim in the journal October Spring 1997 and all the important stuff and engaging reading is there Great history of the theory and practice of public art since the 1960's Some people took offense at the omission of the Situationists but I'm okay with it The only thing I am sure of after reading this book is that I am deeply provincial when it comes to art outside museum walls; how unaware I was of the wonderful world of site specific art inside and outside gallery walls filling the streets local communities and nature with content that challenges identities builds relationships expands a meaning of space and in other ways affects or is affected by the locality In brief it is a great introduction to site specific art though in many parts still beyond my own reach There are no taking sides in this book just a research based polemic on how the concept of site specific art changed through years different practices which helps to navigate in this branch of the art world while the relationship between location and identity gets only complex and unstable A thorough analysis of the evolution of site specific art and art as community engagement up to the early 2000s concluding with some excellent observations on place identity and the role of an artist in a community The rich history of the theory of site specific and public artwork Highly recommend for studying these subjects A good uestionHow do we account for instance for the sense of soaring exhilaration and the anxious dread ngendered by the new fluidities and continuities of space and time on the one hand and their ruptures and disconnections on the other? And what could this doubleness of experience mean in our lives? This book was suggested to me as a primer on contemporary discussion of Public Art and though I found it informative it certainly doesn't offer any new ideas in terms of how practice in the public sphere is changing for artists Technology and the arts are almost wholey neglected and the book is annoyingly academic at times an excellent survey and theoretical analysis of site specific art

One Place after Another Site Specific Art and Locational
  • Paperback
  • 218 pages
  • One Place after Another Site Specific Art and Locational Identity
  • Miwon Kwon
  • 14 July 2015
  • 9780262612029