Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship Paperback – 30 Jul 2012
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Praise for Installation Art: 'A profound understanding of the subject ... Rather than being a bland survey, it is critical and breaks new interpretative ground.' --Margaret Iversen, University of Essex
'An essential purchase and recommended reading - an important contribution to the field.' --Michael Newman, The Art Institute of Chicago
'An excellent introduction.' --Amy Weiss, Library Journal Reviews
About the Author
CLAIRE BISHOP is Associate Professor in the History of Art department at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York. She is the author of Installation Art: A Critical History and editor of Participation. In 2008 she co-curated the exhibition 'Double Agent' at the ICA. She is a regular contributor to Artforum, October, Tate Etc, IDEA, and other international art magazines.
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on 15 September 2012
Claire Bishops (seven years in the collating and making) 'Artificial Hell's' (a term coined by André Breton) has come at a time when the enthused embers of Bourriad's 'relational aesthetics' are becoming distant memories, yet the relevance and continuing popularity of 'relational' / 'participatory' art/practice continues. Bishop neatly draws a line under Bourriad's 'relational aesthetics' and outlines a more critical assessment of 'participatory' art that is resolved early on. This distinction makes Artificial Hells lucid, informed and highly accessible, Bishops observations, historical apprasial, case studies and skepticism on the development and role of 'participatory art' whilst not exhaustive will certainly give artists, curators, critics and students plenty of food for thought. And I'm sure Bishop's flare for healthy critical skepticism will see plenty of revised editions to come.
on 5 May 2013
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Claire Bishop is so central to the public / participation thang that you kind of have to read this but Grant Kester is a much better writer. This book has some great bits of info in it but it feels like it is written by a journalist, not an academic. If you liked 'participation (whitechapel)' then this is better but I would say buy Kester instead. Get this out of the library!
on 23 January 2014
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My daughter's enthusiasm for this book inspired my purchase. We will read a chapter and then discuss our views on the content (and probably disagree!) I study Psychology based practices and to be fair, there is a huge overlap in this book. Contextual and accurate if not highly individually opinionated. Sharing a read with another is far more fulfilling and Claire Bishop encourages the participatory aspect of art....is reading not art in itself? rty reading this in tandem with another.
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