Collectivism after Modernism

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Collectivism after Modernism
  • Blake Stimson
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 0816644624

About the Author: Blake Stimson

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Collectivism after Modernism Don t start an art collective until you read this book Guerrilla Girls Ever since Web 2.0 with its wikis, blogs and social networks the art of collaboration is back on the agenda Collectivism after Modernism convincingly proves that art collectives did not stop after the proclaimed death of the historical avant gardes Like never before technology reinvents the social and artists claim the steering wheel Geert Lovink, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam This examination of the succession of post war avant gardes and collectives is new, important, and engaged Stephen F Eisenman, author ofThe Abu Ghraib Effect Collectivism after Modernism crucially helps us understand what artists and others can do in mushy, stinky times like ours What can the seemingly powerless do in the face of mighty forces that seem to have their act really together Here, Stimson and Sholette put forth many good answers Yes MenSpanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism explores the ways in which collectives function within cultural norms, social conventions, and corporate or state sanctioned art Together, these essays demonstrate that collectivism survives as an influential artistic practice despite the art world s star system of individuality Collectivism after Modernism provides the historical understanding necessary for thinking through postmodern collective practice, now and into the future.Contributors Irina Aristarkhova, Jesse Drew, Okwui Enwezor, Rub n Gallo, Chris Gilbert, Brian Holmes, Alan Moore, Jelena Stojanovi c, Reiko Tomii, Rachel Weiss.Blake Stimson is associate professor of art history at the University of California Davis, the author of The Pivot of the World Photography and Its Nation, and coeditor of Visual Worlds and Conceptual Art A Critical Anthology Gregory Sholette is an artist, writer, and cofounder of collectives Political Art Documentation Distribution and REPOhistory He is coeditor of The Interventionists Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life. To understand the various forms of postwar collectivism as historically determined phenomena and to articulate the possibilities for contemporary collectivist art production is the aim of Collectivism after Modernism The essays assembled in this anthology argue that to make truly collective art means to reconsider the relation between art and public examples from the Situationist International and Group Material to Paper Tiger Television and the Congolese collective Le Groupe Amos make the point To construct an art of shared experience means to go beyond projecting what Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette call the imagined community a collective has to be than an ideal, and than communal craft it has to be a truly social enterprise Not only does it use unconventional forms and media to communicate the issues and experiences usually excluded from artistic representation, but it gives voice to a multiplicity of perspectives At its best it relies on the participation of the audience to actively contribute to the work, carrying forth the dialogue it inspires BOMB Download Collectivism after Modernism Author Blake Stimson – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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  1. Ben says:

    Viral Dark Matter Stimson and Sholette s intro to this book is a highlight.