Active Surplus : The Economy of the Object

Grenville, Bruce. Active Surplus : The Economy of the Object. Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant, 1987.

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Abstract (English)

In his analysis of the economy of object-art in late capitalist culture, Grenville posits that the 24 artists presented in the exhibition are united by their desire to explore contemporary urban culture through an analysis of that culture's objects. The point of this inquiry is to place the viewer in a position "to address the role of the object in the construction of the Social".

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Grenville, Bruce (Curator); Grenville, Bruce (Author); Boyle, William J.S. (Prefacer)
Dossier: 351 - POWER PLANT, The (Toronto)
Collation: 48 p. : 52 ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 092104724X
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant
Artists: Akerman, Chantal; Anderson, Jim; Bender, Gretchen; Cayo, Elsa; Christian, Abraham David; Clarkson, David; Cohen, Maxi; Collyer, Robin; Doyle, Judith; Export, Valie; Gordon, Bette; Gavron, Laurence; Knotter, Paul; Lawler, Louise; Magor, Liz; Mccollum, Allan; Mcnealy, Robert; Miller, Bernie; Ottinger, Ulrike; Rosler, Martha; Sander, Helke; Saunders, Joyan; Scott, Mary; Townsend, Martha
Critics / Curators / Historians: Grenville, Bruce
Art Organizations: Power Plant, The (Toronto)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 11 Dec. 1987 - 7 Feb. 1988, The Power Plant (Toronto).
Keywords: OBJECT; SIMULACRUM; SIMULATION; POSTMODERNISM; LANGUAGE; BODY; ECONOMY; SEMIOTICS
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:28
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/195
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