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Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 By Zoya Kocur

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Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 by Zoya Kocur

Updated and reorganized to offer the best collection of state-of-the-art readings on the role of critical theory in contemporary art, this second edition of Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 brings together scholarly essays, artists statements, and art reproductions to capture the vibrancy and dissonance that define today s art scene. * Incorporates new and updated topics that have become central to art theory and practice over the past decade * New and updated chapters cover such topics as: international biennials, historicizing of the term contemporary art , aesthetics, art and politics, feminism and pornography, ecology and art, the Middle East and conflict studies, Eastern European art and politics, gender and war, and technology * Features a thematic reconfiguration of sections and new introductions to make readings user friendly * Extensively illustrated throughout with an expanded color-plate section * New contributions to this edition include those by Alexander Alberro, Claire Bishop, T.J. Demos, Anthony Downey, Liam Gillick, Marina Gr?iniae, Mary Kelly, Chantal Mouffe, Beatriz Preciado, Jacques Ranciere, Blake Stimson, and Chin-Tao Wu.

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About Zoya Kocur

Zoya Kocur is an independent scholar based in New York. She has taught at New York University and the Rhode Island School of Design, and is the former Associate Curator of Education at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Her publications include Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology (2011) and, as co-editor, Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (1996). Simon Leung is an artist based in New York and Los Angeles, and Professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine, where he heads the New Genres area. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennale, and the Guangzhou Triennial.

Table of Contents

Text, Figure, and Plate Credits viii How To Use this Book xvi Notes on Contributors xix Introduction 1 Part I The Field of Contemporary Art 7 1 The Intellectual Field: A World Apart (1990) 13 Pierre Bourdieu 2 When Form Has Become Attitude And Beyond (1994) 21 Thierry de Duve 3 One Place After Another: Notes on Site Specifi city (1997) 34 Miwon Kwon 4 Biennials without Borders? (2009) 56 Chin-Tao Wu 5 Periodising Contemporary Art (2009) 64 Alexander Alberro 6 Contemporary Art and the Politics of Aesthetics (2009) 72 Jacques Ranciere Part II Practices and Models/Rethinking Form and Medium 87 7 A Note on Gerhard Richter s October 18, 1977 (1989) 94 Benjamin H. D. Buchloh 8 Notes on Surface: Toward a Genealogy of Flatness (2000) 102 David Joselit 9 Informe without Conclusion (1996) 118 Rosalind Krauss 10 Video Projection: The Space Between Screens 131 Liz Kotz 11 How to Provide an Artistic Service: An Introduction (1994) 146 Andrea Fraser 12 Conversation Pieces: The Role of Dialogue in Socially-Engaged Art (2003) 153 Grant Kester 13 Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics (2004) 166 Claire Bishop Part III Culture/Identities/Political Agency 195 14 The War on Culture (1990) 203 Carole S. Vance 15 AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism (2002) 211 Douglas Crimp 16 Architecture of the Evicted (1990) 220 Rosalyn Deutsche 17 Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion (1993) 235 Judith Butler 18 Looking for Trouble (1993) 252 Kobena Mercer 19 The Mythology of Difference: Vulgar Identity Politics at the Whitney Biennial (1993) 263 Charles A. Wright, Jr. 20 Haunted TV (1992) 280 Avital Ronell 21 The Architecture of Porn: Museum, Urban Detritus, and Cinematic Stag-rooms (2012) 289 Beatriz Preciado 22 Cultural Workers as Organic Intellectuals (2008) 299 Chantal Mouffe Part IV Postcolonial Critiques 309 23 The Marco Polo Syndrome: Some Problems around Art and Eurocentrism (1993) 314 Gerardo Mosquera 24 In the Heart of Darkness (1993) 322 Olu Oguibe 25 The Syncretic Turn: Cross-Cultural Practices in the Age of Multiculturalism (1996) 329 Jean Fisher 26 Authenticity, Refl exivity, and Spectacle: Or, the Rise of New Asia is not the End of the World (2004) 338 Lee Weng Choy 27 All-Owning Spectatorship (1991) 354 Trinh T. Minh-Ha 28 Ruins, Fragmentation, and the Chinese Modern/Postmodern (1998) 371 Wu Hung Part V Art Subjects/Historical Subjects 381 29 Re-politicizing Art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology (2008) 388 Marina Gr?iniae 30 Miming the Master: Boy-Things, Bad Girls, and Femmes Vitales (1996) 395 Mary Kelly 31 Zones of Indistinction: Giorgio Agamben s Bare Life and the Politics of Aesthetics (2009) 416 Anthony Downey 32 The Database (2001) 435 Lev Manovich 33 For the Love of Abstraction (2008) 455 Blake Stimson 34 The Politics of Sustainability: Art and Ecology (2009) 466 T. J. Demos Appendix: Letters and Responses Contingent Factors: A Response to Claire Bishop s Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics 486 Liam Gillick Index 498

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