Living as Form : Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011

Thompson, Nato; Bishop, Claire; Lind, Maria; Cruz, Teddy; Becker, Carol; Holmes, Brian; Jackson, Shannon. Living as Form : Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011. New York, NY: Creative Time; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"Over the past twenty years, an abundance of art forms have emerged that use aesthetics to affect social dynamics. These works are often produced by collectives or come out of a community context; they emphasize participation, dialogue, and action, and appear in situations ranging from theater to activism to urban planning to visual art to health care. Engaged with the texture of living, these art works often blur the line between art and life. This book offers the first global portrait of a complex and exciting mode of cultural production — one that has virtually redefined contemporary art practice. Living as Form grew out of a major exhibition at Creative Time in New York City. Like the exhibition, the book is a landmark survey of more than 100 projects selected by a thirty-person curatorial advisory team; each project is documented by a selection of color images. The artists include the Danish collective Superflex, who empower communities to challenge corporate interest; Turner Prize nominee Jeremy Deller, creator of socially and politically charged performance works; Women on Waves, who provide abortion services and information to women in regions where the procedure is illegal; and Santiágo Cirugeda, an architect who builds temporary structures to solve housing problems" -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Thompson, Nato (Director); Pasternak, Anne (Prefacer); Thompson, Nato (Author); Bishop, Claire (Author); Lind, Maria (Author); Cruz, Teddy (Author); Becker, Carol (Author); Holmes, Brian (Author); Jackson, Shannon (Author)
Collation: 259 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780262017323
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Creative Time; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Artists: Ai Weiwei; Alda Plástica; Allora & Calzadilla; Almárcegui, Lara; Movellán, Begoña; Alternate Roots; Alÿs, Francis; Appalshop; Barclay, Claire; Barefoot Artists; Basurama; Douala Bell, Marilyn; Schaub, Didier; BijaRi; Biko, Stephen; Bread and Puppet Theatre; Camp; Cemeti Art House; Chin, Mel; Chto delat; Cambalache; Collins, Phil; Complaints Choir; Condorelli, Céline; Wade, Gavin; Cornerstone Theater Company; Minerva Cuevas; Cybermohalla Ensemble; Decolonizing Architecture; Deller, Jeremy; Dion, Mark; Morgan Puett, J.; Fallen Fruit; Finishing School; Free Class Frankfurt/M; Frente 3 de Fevereiro; Theaster Gates; Glover, Paul; Greene, Josh; Guzmán, Federico; Gil, Alonso; Haeg, Fritz; Haha; Van Heeswijk, Jeanne; Helena Producciones; Hobbs, Stephen; Neustetter, Marcus; Ilich, Fran; Jahangir, Farid; Nassiri, Sassan; Fayyazi, Bita; Hasheminejad, Ata; Hassanzedeh, Khosrow; Kein Mensch Ist Illegal (No One Is Illegal); Kenawy, Amal; Lacy, Suzanne; Lambert, Steve; Bichlbaum, Andy; Lowe, Rick; O’Donnell, Daren; Vázquez Martín, Eduardo; Melitopoulos, Angela; Minty, Zayd; Moys, Anthea; Lace, Bronwyn; Mujeres Creando; Muniz, Vik; Neue Slowenische Kunst (Collectif); Nuts Society; O’Neal, John; Oda Projesi; van Oldenborgh, Wendelien; von Osten, Marion; Pase Usted; Rawanchaikul, Navin; Reyes, Pedro; Reynolds, Laurie Jo; Athi-Patra Ruga; San Francisco Cacophony Society (The); Šedá, Katerina; Rosado-Seijo, Chemi; Shimabuku, Michihiro; Siekmann, Andreas; Creischer, Alice; Simpson, Buster; Slanguage; Sustersic, Apolonija; Taller Popular de Serigrafía (Collectif); Laderman Ukeles, Nierle; Ultra-Red; United Indian Health Services; Urban Bush Women; U.S. Social Forum *The); Voina; Watkins, Peter; WikiLeaks; Wikstrom, Elin; WochenKlausur (Collectif); Women on Waves; Land Foundation (The); Long March Project (The); Los Angeles Poverty Department; Mammalian Diving Reflex; Mardi Gras Indian Community; Mobile Academy; Mongrel
Critics / Curators / Historians: Thompson, Nato
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > United States > Creative Time Inc. (New York, NY)
Event Title: Living as Form : Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011
Type: Exhibition
Location: The Historic Essex Street Market (New York, NY)
Dates: 24 Sept. - 16 Oct. 2011
Copyright Statement: Creative Time; The authors
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 22:15
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 02:34
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