'A show challenging conventional understandings of public art, Culture in Action in Chicago had a new social agenda, and rethought what an exhibition of contemporary art might be. Through eight projects by artists initiated in the early 1990s and developed in collaboration with local people, the intention was to engage diverse groups over time, in addition to the visiting public in 1993. This book documents the course of the projects, offering critical reappraisal of this international context by Helmut Draxler. Texts from the time by Hafbor Yngvason and Joe Scanlan are complemented by a statement by Mary Jane Jacob; recent interviews with artists Mark Dion, Simon Grennan of Grenna & Sperandio and Daniel J. Martinez; and an introduction by David Morris and Baul O'Neill.' - from back cover

Alternative title

Exhibition Histories

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.DEJ3
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

224

ISBN / ISSN

9783863354480

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Exhibition as Social Intervention

- David MORRIS, Paul O'NEILL

Culture in Action: Exhibition as Social Redistribution

- Joshua DECTER

The Turn from the Turns: An Avant-Garde Moving Out of the Centre (1986-93)

- Helmut DRAXLER

'Culture in Action', Chicago, 1993
The New Public Art: As Opposed to What?

- Hafbor YNGVASON

'Culture in Action'

- Joe SCANLAN

'Chicago is Culture in Action'

- Mary Jane JACOB

Interviews
Exhibition as Social Intervention: 'Culture in Action' 1993
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Exhibition as Social Intervention: 'Culture in Action' 1993