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Conversations at the Castle By Mary Jane Jacob

Conversations at the Castle
by Mary Jane Jacob

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This text addresses one of the most troubling questions of contemporary art theory and practice: who is contemporary art for? It is based on the premise that contemporary artists and the general public have something to say to each other.
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Conversations at the Castle: Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art by Mary Jane Jacob

This text addresses one of the most troubling questions of contemporary art theory and practice: who is contemporary art for? It is based on the premise that contemporary artists and the general public have something to say to each other. By posting the space of "conversation" as one in which artworks can be experienced as creative sites open to multilayered interpretations by changing audiences, the book provides an antidote to the modernist connoisseurial silence that has long been used to define quality. The book is divided into three sections. The first contains essays by project curator Mary Jane Jacob, critic and coeditor Michael Brenson, and cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha. Their essays describe approaches to contemporary art and its audiences at a time of increased access through technology and decreased government funding. The second section contains essays by the six artists/collaborative teams involved in the project. Their works, aimed at public participation, included installation-performances, collaborations with Atlanta communities, cross-country tours, and the creation and presentation of food as a means to stimulate conversation and construct community. The artists are: artway of thinking (Italy), Ery Camara (Senegal/Mexico), Mauricio Dias and Walter Riedweg (Brazil/Switzerland), Regina Frank (Germany), IRWIN (Slovenia) and Maurice O'Connell (Ireland). The final section contains seven essays by the critics, curators, educators, administrators, and artists who led the "Conversations on Culture" at The Castle.

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Table of Contents


Reaching the goal - curating conversations, Mary Jane Jacob; introduction to "conversations on culture", Michael Brenson; conversational art, Homi K. Bhabha. Artist' projects: the glass bead game, regina Frank; Irwin Live and transnacionala - a journey from the east to the west coast, Irwin; from monologue to conversation, Ery Camara; question marks, Mauricio Dias , Walter Riedweg; brothers for others - sports, surrogacy, and society, Maurice O'Connell; Chow for "conversations on culture", - artway of thinking. Conversations ou culture: conversation, Michael Brenson; citadels of inclusive awareness, Jacqueline Baas; translations into unknown languages, Susan Vogel; looking for art in the process, Steven Durland; a co-meditation on youth, art, and society, Amina Dickerson, Tricia Ward; questions from the castle, Susan Krane; the Contemporaneous Museum, Lisa Grazione Corrin.

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GOR009427095
Conversations at the Castle: Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art by Mary Jane Jacob
Mary Jane Jacob
Used - Very Good
Hardback
MIT Press Ltd
1998-08-25
173
026210072X
9780262100724
N/A
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