The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now (2008)

22 July 2019, dusan

“This volume explores the rich and varied history of participatory art, from early happenings and performances to more recent practices demanding audience interaction. As browsing, sharing, collecting, and producing increasingly permeate every aspect of society, this project reveals the ways in which artists and viewers have approached the creation of open works of art. Featured artists include Abramović/Ulay, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Janet Cardiff, Lygia Clark, Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Allan Kaprow, Antoni Muntadas, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, and Erwin Wurm.

Essays by Rudolf Frieling, Boris Groys, Robert Atkins, and Lev Manovich identify seminal moments in participatory practice from the 1950s to the present day and are accompanied by color illustrations, including documentation of significant projects by major figures such as Hélio Oiticica, Joan Jonas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Komar & Melamid, and Gabriel Orozco.”

With an Introduction by Rudolf Frieling
Publisher San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, and Thames & Hudson, New York, 2008
ISBN 9780500238585, 0500238588
212 pages

Reviews: Terri Cohn (CAA Reviews, 2009), Art Practical (2009).

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Studio International, 984: Art & Experimental Music (1976)

31 October 2018, dusan

This special issue of Studio International on art and experimental music features texts by Michael Nyman, Cornelius Cardew, Germano Celant, Gavin Bryars, Brian Eno, Stuart Marshall, Jeffrey Steele, Paul Burwell, and David Toop, and interviews with Steve Reich (Michael Nyman), Tom Phillips (Fred Orton and Gavin Bryars), and Morton Feldman (Gavin Bryars and Fred Orton).

The issue is accompanied by a cassette featuring contributions from Howard Skempton, Christopher Hobbs, Gavin Bryars, John White, Michael Parsons, James Lampard, and Michael Nyman (see page 329).

Editorial assistance: Michael Nyman
Publisher Studio International Journal, London, November-December 1976
xvi+99 pages

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Cassette supplement: Audio Arts 3(2): “Recent English Experimental Music”: Info & MP3s

Pictures to be Read, Poetry to be Seen (1967)

12 October 2018, dusan

“Both an inaugural event in the foundation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and as an early marker of its experimental ethos, the MCA’s first formal gallery exhibition, Pictures to be Read/Poetry to be Seen, brought together artists who probed the permeable spaces between pictorial images, linguistic representation, artistic practice and lived experience. As a guiding, yet loose, theme for the exhibition, founding director Jan van der Marck chose works that attempted to break down the medium-specificity of traditional artistic categories. In many instances, this was achieved through a conflation of various codes and signifiers from different modes of linguistic and visual production (like poetics, graphic design, and performance) and the modes of perception they supposedly required (such as reading, seeing and participation).”

Pictures to be Read/Poetry to be Seen featured 71 works created between 1961–67 by artists, including Shusaku Arakawa, Giafranco Baruchello, Mary Bauermeister, George Brecht, Oyvind Fahlström, Ray Johnson, Allan Kaprow, R. B. Kitaj, Alison Knowles, Jim Nutt, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, and Wolf Vostell.

Curated, with an introductory essay and notes on the artists, by Jan van der Marck
Publisher Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1967
[33] pages
via laboratoirefig.fr

Exhibition
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