At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organisers 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.
Routledge, London, 2011. 320 pages, 13.5cm x 21.5cm.
This book is an anthology of Mark Edward’s creative practice-led projects. It transmits and communicates his research through varied artistic means, primarily contemporary dance, immersive art installation, drag performance, and photography....
Reflecting on the first four years of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), Learning in Public: transEuropean Collaborations in Socially Engaged Art offers a series of provocations on the role...