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by Julie H. Reiss

  • ISBN: 0262181967
  • Author: Julie H. Reiss
  • ePub ver: 1801 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 181
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (March 17, 2000)
  • Formats: rtf lrf azw lit
  • Category: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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The book's important documentation of artworks and performances from this period reignites and informs consideration of the frame and context for artistic practice in today's global cultural community

From Margin to Center book.

From Margin to Center book.

Curator Jennifer Licht enabled artists, including Michael Asher, Larry Bell, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, Frantz Erhardt Walther, and Pulsa, to create new works in the museum.

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It is usually created at the exhibition site, and its essence is spectator participation.

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A study of installation art, from its marginalized beginnings in the late 1950s to its central position in today's art world.

Unlike traditional art works, installation art has no autonomous existence. It is usually created at the exhibition site, and its essence is spectator participation. Installation art originated as a radical art form presented only at alternative art spaces; its assimilation into mainstream museums and galleries is a relatively recent phenomenon. The move of installation art from the margin to the center of the art world has had far-reaching effects on the works created and on museum practice.

This is the first book-length study of installation art. Julie Reiss concentrates on some of the central figures in its emergence, including artists, critics, and curators. Her primary focus is installations created in New York City -- which has a particularly rich history of installation art -- beginning in the late 1950s. She takes us from Allan Kaprow's 1950s' environments to examples from minimalism, performance art, and process art to establish installation art's autonomy as well as its relationship to other movements. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the effects of exhibition space, curatorial practice, and institutional context on the spectator. The history of installation art -- of all art forms, one of the most defiant of formalist tenets -- sheds considerable light on the issues raised by this shift of critical focus from isolated art works to art experienced in a particular context.

Comments (5)

As a VR installation artist, I really found the historical "personality" of this book enjoyable - the frustrations of the setups and how the artist interacted with the galleries. The book is very approachable, just like the art work it reflects ... and I'm sure anyone that walks into this book will come out of the experience in a different space. From a art theory viewpoint, an artists often does things that are based on the past, but doesn't realize it(for example I often used the word "Installation", but didn't know the history of the word's usage and how the transition occured). I found the book well ballanced between readable/theory/technical/enjoyment.
I have enjoyed this book and consider it well-written and an excellent source for information about the installation art genre from its early roots through 2000. I would like to have seen the images in a larger format, but the descriptions and accounts are thorough enough to help me imagine what these environments were like. Consider reading this with Clare Bishop's book "Installation Art."
Required textbook, wordy and pretentious. Love art but this book tries to hard.
bought as a gift, and my boyfriend loved it!
What is the place of art in contemporary/post-modern scenario, in the age of globalization and 'institutionalism' of art production we live in? This question has become one of the crucial subject matters to great artists and theorical authors of our time, and Mrs. Reiss appears to have the correct approach on this well-discussed aspect of contemporary art, specially from the early 70's.

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