'Viewers of contemporary art are often invited to involve themselves actively in artworks, by entering installations, touching objects, performing instructions or clicking on interactive websites. Why have artists sought to engage spectators in these new forms of participation? In what ways does active participation affect the viewer’s experience and the status of the artwork? Spanning a range of practices including kinetic art, happenings, environments, performance, installations, relational and new media art from the 1950s to the present, this critical anthology sheds light on the history and specificity of artworks that only come to life when you – the viewer - are invited to "do it yourself". The volume consists of fifteen essays by art historians, critics and curators.' - excerpted from back cover.

Including an index.

Alternative title

Rethinking Art's Histories

Access level

Onsite

editor

Anna DEZEUZE

Location code REF.DEA6
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

312

ISBN / ISSN

9780719087479

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
An Introduction to the 'Do-It-Yourself' Artwork

- Anna DEZEUZE

Part I: Situating Participation
Three Brett

- Guy BRETT

'Open Work', 'Do-It-Yourself' Artwork and Bricolage

- Anna DEZEUZE

'Creative Acts of Consumption' or, Death in Venice

- Judith RODENBECK

Instability: The Visual/Bodily Perception of Space in Kinetic Environments

- Arnauld PIERRE

Part II: Performing Participation
The Rules of Engagement: Displaced Figuration in Robert Morris's Mise-en-Scene

- Catherine WOOD

Marina Abramovic: Approaching Zero

- Frazer WARD

Space, Body and the Self in the Work of Bruce Nauman

- Amelia JONES

The Face and the Public: Race, Secrecy and Digital Art Practice

- Jennifer A. GONZALEZ

Part III: Theorising Participation
Play, Ritual and Politics: Transitional Artworks in the 1960s

- Anna DEZEUZE

Exchange Rate: On Obligation and Reciprocity in Some Art of the 1960s and After

- Miwon KWON

Working on the Community: Models of Participatory Practice

- Christian KRAVAGNA

Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics

- Claire BISHOP

What Kind of Participative System? Critical Vocabularies from New Media Art

- Beryl GRAHAM

The 'Do-It-Yourself' Artwork: Participation from Fluxus to New Media
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