Badiou, Alain and Berke, Joseph H. and Buck-Morss, Susan and Derrida, Jacques and Ezcurra, Mara Polgovsky and Foster, Hal and Galende, Federico and Galpin, Richard and Gamboni, Dario and Gorner, Klaus and Gray, Laura and Kee, Joan and Kelly, Caleb and Kemble, Kenneth and Kuroda, Raiji and Latour, Bruno and Ludwinski, Jerzy and Nathan, Tobie and Noriega, Chon A. and Pellegrini, Aldo and Roberts, John and Stiles, Kristine and Toufic, Jalal and Williams, M. J. and Yampolsky, Mikhail. Destruction. London, England: Whitechapel Gallery; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"Since the early 1960s, artists have explored the potential of destruction to transform negative states or passive conditions into productive energies. Destructive subversion of media imagery undermines its controlling effects. The self-destructing artwork extinguishes art's fixity as arrested form, leading to the ephemeral and contingent 'open work'. Artistic actions engaging risk to the self raise consciousness of authoritarian oppression, while other works address the mixed meanings of iconoclasm and contest the constructs underlying conflict and devastation." -- p. [4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Badiou, Alain (Author); Berke, Joseph H. (Author); Buck-Morss, Susan (Author); Derrida, Jacques (Author); Ezcurra, Mara Polgovsky (Author); Foster, Hal (Author); Galende, Federico (Author); Galpin, Richard (Author); Gamboni, Dario (Author); Gorner, Klaus (Author); Gray, Laura (Author); Kee, Joan (Author); Kelly, Caleb (Author); Kemble, Kenneth (Author); Kuroda, Raiji (Author); Latour, Bruno (Author); Ludwinski, Jerzy (Author); Nathan, Tobie (Author); Noriega, Chon A. (Author); Pellegrini, Aldo (Author); Roberts, John (Author); Stiles, Kristine (Author); Toufic, Jalal (Author); Williams, M. J. (Author); Yampolsky, Mikhail (Author)
Collation: 238 p. : 21 cm
ISBN: 9780854882588
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, England: Whitechapel Gallery; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Artists: Altorjay, Gabor; Baldessari, John; Bonvicini, Monica; Brener, Alexander; Brisley, Stuart; Chwalczyk, Jan; Conner, Bruce; Fischer, Nina; Fox, Terry; Genzken, Isa; Gordon, Douglas; Ping, Huang Yong; Jezik, Enrique; Jurkiewicz, Zdzislaw; Knízák, Milan; Kurtycz, Marcos; Latham, John; Mccarthy, Paul; Matta-Clark, Gordon; Metzger, Gustav; Muehl, Otto; Ono, Yoko; Ortiz, Rafael Montanez; Pavlensky, Petr; Pope L., William; Raad, Walid; Rainer, Arnulf; Rammellzee; Raynaud, Jean-Pierre; El Sani, Maroan; Schneemann, Carolee; Schurz, Barbara; Dong, Song; St. Auby, Tamas; Vostell, Wolf; Yarisal & Kublitz; Jiro, Yoshihara
Art Organizations: United Kingdom - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London)
Copyright Statement: Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Limited; the authors or estates of the authors
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Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2018 15:23
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2018 15:23
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