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Places and non-places of contemporary art

- 2005

In what forms and in what places are artistic practices deployed today? No longer confined to the triad studio-gallery-museum, artists are creating alternatives to the institutionalization of art, by investing in spheres considered off limits to the art world: public/private space; psychological/social territories; scientific research; politics; the workplace. This book is an invitation to consider how these non-traditional places for production/diffusion impact on our conceptions of art, the status of the artist/author, and the role of the spectactor. Diverse artistic approaches are considered – infiltration practices, manoeuvres, relational and performative actions, site-specific intervention – all of which  foreground relations of coexistence.

With texts by:

PAUL ARDENNE: Art is Everywhere and Here to Stay – The Institution as Well
ALINE CAILLET: Detournement, Infiltration, Disruption – Elements for a New Situationist Practice
NATHALIE DE BLOIS: Paparazzi on a Deserted Street – An Interview with Emmanuelle Léonard
MARIE FRASER: From Places to Non-Places – From Mobility to Immobility
LUC LÉVESQUE: Between Place and Non-Place – Towards an Interstitial Approach to Landscape
CHRISTOF MIGONE: Taciturntablism – Techniques of Hairline Fractures and Tiny Displacements
KATHLEEN RITTER: How to Recognize a Furtive Practice – A User's Guide
VÉRONIQUE RODRIGUEZ: The Studio or Nomadism – Changes in Art Making
STEPHEN WRIGHT: Art Under the Radar – Reflections on the Critical Art Ensemble and the Kurtz Affair

Les éditions Esse
Creation date: 2005
Country: Canada

Lieux et non-lieux de l’art actuel
Places and non-places of contemporary art

Selling price: $20
Colour, 248 pages, 200 x 130 mm
Language: English / French
ISBN: 2-9809052-0-8



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