Searching for Art's New Publics

Edited by Jeni Walwin

Edited by Jeni Walwin

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

224 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 9 | © 2010
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841503110 Published July 2010

Drawing on contributions from practicing artists, writers, curators, and academics, Searching for Art’s New Publics explores the ways in which artists seek to involve, create and engage with new and diverse audiences—from passers-by encountering and participating in the work unexpectedly, to professionals from other disciplines and members of particular communities who bring their own agendas to the work. Bridging the gap between practice and theory, this exciting book touches on issues of relational aesthetics, but also offers an illustrated artist-based approach. Searching for Art’s New Publics will appeal to students studying fine art (especially those with an interest in cross-disciplinary work and public art) and those studying curating.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Tammy Bedford

 

Introduction

Jeni Walwin

 

Keynote Essay: Don’t Look Now! Art after the Viewer and beyond Participation

Dave Beech

 

Part I: Participation: Open or Closed

 

Chapter 1:             The Anatomy of a Participatory Project

Sally O’Reilly

 

Chapter 2:             Interview with Artist Chris Evans

Will Bradley

 

Chapter 3:             Case Study One: Adam Dant’s Operation Owl Club

Helen Sumpter

 

Chapter 4:             Who Speaks? Who Listens? Het Resesrvaat and Critical Friends

Sophie Hope

 

Chapter 5:             Tell Me Your Story: An Interview with Artist Harrell Fletcher

Marisa Sánchez

 

Part II: Sonic Openness

 

Chapter 6:             Open Sounds: On the Track of the Dissolving Audience

David Briers

 

Chapter 7:             Eagles are the Best: Juneau Projects in Conversation

Ben Sadler and Phil Duckworth

 

Chapter 8:             Case Study Two: Melanie Pappenheim in Reading

Helen Sumpter

 

Part III: The Emancipation of the Spectator: The Viewer Completes the Circuit

 

Chapter 9:             Headless in Hirschhorn’s Classroom

Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

 

Chapter 10:         LINKED

Graeme Miller

 

Chapter 11:         London Fireworks: Polaria and Little Earth

Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson

 

Part IV: The Art Object Reaches Out: Dissolves, Embraces

 

Chapter 12:         A Fair Event: Considering an Action by Nina Beier

Vincent Honoré

 

Chapter 13:         Case Study Three: Gillian Wearing – Family History

Helen Sumpter

 

Chapter 14:         An Audience with…

Adam Sutherland

 

Chapter 15:         Bata-ville: We Are Not Afraid of the Future

Nina Pope with contributions from Mike Ostler

 

Chapter 16:         Co-productive Exhibition-making

Paul O’Neill

 

Contributors’ Biographies

Index

Credits

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