'At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers and civic activists are reconsidering the role of aesthetics in social reform, this book makes explicit some of the contradictions and competing stakes of contemporary experimental art-making.

Social Works is an interdisciplinary approach to the forms, goals and histories of innovative social practice in both contemporary performance and visual art. Shannon Jackson uses a range of case studies and contemporary methodologies to mediate between the fields of visual and performance studies. The result is a brilliant analysis that not only incorporates current political and aesthetic discourses but also provides a practical understanding of social practice.' - from the back cover

With notes and bibliography.
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Onsite

Location code REF.JAS6
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

299

ISBN / ISSN

9780415486002

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Prologue: Pacing in Public
1 Performance, Aesthetics, and Support
2 Quality Time: Social Practice Debates in Contemporary Art
3 High Maintenance: The Sanitation Aesthetics of Mierle Laderman Ukeles
4 Staged Management: Theatricality and Institutional Critique
5 Tech Support: Labor in the Global Theatres of The Builders Association and Rimini Protokoll
6 Welfare Melancholia: The Public Works of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
7 Unfederated Theatre: Paul Chan Waiting in New Orleans
Epilogue: Dependent Care
Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics
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