Social Works

Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136979832

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Shannon Jackson's Social Works mediates between visual and performance studies, incorporating political, aesthetic and social discourses. This book uses case studies and contemporary methodologies to give insight into experimental art-making.

Social Works

Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136979824

Category: Art

Page: 320

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‘a game-changer, a must-read for scholars, students and artists alike’ – Tom Finkelpearl At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers 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.

Social Works

Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415486002

Category: Art

Page: 299

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Shannon Jackson's 'Social Works' mediates between visual and performance studies, incorporating political, aesthetic and social discourses. She uses case studies and contemporary methodologies to give insight into experimental art-making.

Professing Performance

Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521656054

Category: Drama

Page: 254

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Today's academic discourse is filled with the word 'perform'. Nestled amongst a variety of prefixes and suffixes (re-, post-, -ance, -ivity?), the term functions as a vehicle for a host of contemporary inquiries. For students, artists, and scholars of performance and theatre, this development is intriguing and complex. By examining the history of theatre studies and related institutions and by comparing the very different disciplinary interpretations and developments that led to this engagement, Professing Performance offers ways of placing performance theory and performance studies in context.

Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Author: Bojana Kunst

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785350013

Category: Art

Page: 241

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The main affirmation of artistic practice must today happen through thinking about the conditions and the status of the artist's work. Only then can it be revealed that what is a part of the speculations of capital is not art itself, but mostly artistic life. Artist at Work examines the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addresses them from the perspective of performance.

Public Servants

Art and the Crisis of the Common Good

Author: Lisa Phillips

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262034814

Category: Art

Page: 512

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How should we understand the purpose of publicly engaged art in the twenty-first century, when the very term "public art" is largely insufficient to describe such practices? Concepts such as "new genre public art," "social practice," or "socially engaged art" may imply a synergy between the role of art and the role of government in providing social services. Yet the arts and social services differ crucially in terms of their methods and metrics. Socially engaged artists need not be aligned (and may often be opposed) to the public sector and to institutionalized systems. In many countries, structures of democratic governance and public responsibility are shifting, eroding, and being remade in profound ways -- driven by radical economic, political, and global forces. According to what terms and through what means can art engage with these changes? This volume gathers essays, dialogues, and art projects -- some previously published and some newly commissioned -- to illuminate the ways the arts shape and reshape a rapidly changing social and governmental landscape. An artist portfolio section presents original statements and projects by some of the key figures grappling with these ideas.

Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments

A Communications-centered Handbook

Author: Richard Bauman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199879273

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the International Encyclopedia of Communications focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore forms such as folktale and riddle; cultural performances such as ritual and festival; and popular entertainments such as puppetry and mime. Cross-references within each individual entry facilitate exploration within the volume, while bibliographies appended to each entry direct the reader to related literature. Covering basic concepts, analytical perspectives, communicative media, expressive genres, and complex performance events, this concise yet comprehensive book is a handy reference for those interested in folklore and its growing role in drama, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Author: Claire Bishop

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844676900

Category: Art

Page: 382

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A searing critique of participatory art by the historian author of Installation Art traces art development throughout the 20th century to examine key moments in the participatory discipline to expose its political and aesthetic limitations. Original.

Theatre of Good Intentions

Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change

Author: D. Snyder-Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137293039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Theatre of Good Intentions examines limitations of theatre in the creation of social and political change. This book looks at some of the reasons why achieving such goals is hard; examining what theatre can and can't do. It examines a range of applied and political theatre case studies, focusing on theatre's impact on participants and spectators.

Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves

Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America, New Edition

Author: Kirk Savage

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184526

Category: History

Page: 274

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The United States began as a slave society, holding millions of Africans and their descendants in bondage, and remained so until a civil war took the lives of a half million soldiers, some once slaves themselves. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves explores how the history of slavery and its violent end was told in public spaces—specifically in the sculptural monuments that came to dominate streets, parks, and town squares in nineteenth-century America. Looking at monuments built and unbuilt, Kirk Savage shows how the greatest era of monument building in American history took place amid struggles over race, gender, and collective memory. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves probes a host of fascinating questions and remains the only sustained investigation of post-Civil War monument building as a process of national and racial definition. Featuring a new preface by the author that reflects on recent events surrounding the meaning of these monuments, and new photography and illustrations throughout, this new and expanded edition reveals how monuments exposed the myth of a "united" people, and have only become more controversial with the passage of time.

The Builders Association

Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater

Author: Shannon Jackson,Marianne Weems,Shannon Sindelar

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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A lavishly illustrated history and critical appraisal of The Builders Association, an award-winning intermedia performance company, with detailed accounts of its major productions.

Hegemony And Socialist Strategy

Towards A Radical Democratic Politics

Author: Ernesto Laclau,Chantal Mouffe

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781682089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy remains as relevant as ever, positing a much-needed antidote against ‘Third Way’ attempts to overcome the antagonism between Left and Right.

The One and the Many

Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context

Author: Grant H. Kester

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349876

Category: Art

Page: 309

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DIVExamines questions of agency, artisanship, and identity in relation to collaborative art practice./div

Lines of Activity

Performance, Historiography, Hull-House Domesticity

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472087914

Category: History

Page: 371

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Applies the interdisciplinary insights of performance studies to the life of Chicago's Hull-House settlement

Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art

The British Community Arts Movement

Author: Alison Jeffers,Gerri Moriarty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474258387

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Based on the words and experiences of the people involved, this book tells the story of the community arts movement in the UK, and, through a series of essays, assesses its influence on present day participatory arts practices. Part I offers the first comprehensive account of the movement, its history, rationale and modes of working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Part II brings the work up to the present, through a scholarly assessment of its influence on contemporary practice that considers the role of technologies and networks, training, funding, commissioning and curating socially engaged art today. The community arts movement was a well-known but little understood and largely undocumented creative revolution that began as part of the counter-cultural scene in the late 1960s. A wide range of art forms were developed, including large processions with floats and giant puppets, shadow puppet shows, murals and public art, events on adventure playgrounds and play schemes, outdoor events and fireshows. By the middle of the 1980s community arts had changed and diversified to the point where its fragmentation meant that it could no longer be seen as a coherent movement. Interviews with the early pioneers provide a unique insight into the arts practices of the time. Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Art is not simply a history because the legacy and influence of the community arts movement can be seen in a huge range of diverse locations today. Anyone who has ever encountered a community festival or educational project in a gallery or museum or visited a local arts centre could be said to be part of the on-going story of the community arts. This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com http://www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by the University of Manchester.

Performing Remains

Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment

Author: Rebecca Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136979689

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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'At last, the past has arrived! Performing Remains is Rebecca Schneider's authoritative statement on a major topic of interest to the field of theatre and performance studies. It extends and consolidates her pioneering contributions to the field through its interdisciplinary method, vivid writing, and stimulating polemic. Performing Remains has been eagerly awaited, and will be appreciated now and in the future for its rigorous investigations into the aesthetic and political potential of reenactments.' - Tavia Nyong'o, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University 'I have often wondered where the big, important, paradigm-changing book about re-enactment is: Schneider’s book seems to me to be that book. Her work is challenging, thoughtful and innovative and will set the agenda for study in a number of areas for the next decade.' - Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester Performing Remains is a dazzling new study exploring the role of the fake, the false and the faux in contemporary performance. Rebecca Schneider argues passionately that performance can be engaged as what remains, rather than what disappears. Across seven essays, Schneider presents a forensic and unique examination of both contemporary and historical performance, drawing on a variety of elucidating sources including the "America" plays of Linda Mussmann and Suzan-Lori Parks, performances of Marina Abramovic ́ and Allison Smith, and the continued popular appeal of Civil War reenactments. Performing Remains questions the importance of representation throughout history and today, while boldly reassessing the ritual value of failure to recapture the past and recreate the "original."

Education for Socially Engaged Art

A Materials and Techniques Handbook

Author: Pablo Helguera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934978597

Category: Art

Page: 91

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"For too long Social Practice has been the notoriously flimsy flipside of market-based contemporary art: a world of hand-wringing practitioners easily satisfied with the feeling of 'doing good' in a community, and unaware that their quasi-activist, anti-formalist positions in fact have a long artistic heritage and can be critically dissected using the tools of art and theatre history. Helguera's spunky primer promises to offer a much-needed critical compass for those adrift in the expanded social field." -Claire Bishop, Professor of Contemporary Art and Exhibition History, CUNY, and author of Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship "This is an extremely timely and thoughtful reference book. Drawn from empirical and extensive experience and research, it provides a curriculum and framework for thinking about the complexity of socially engaged practices. Locating the methodologies of this work in between disciplines, Helguera draws on histories of performance, pedagogy, sociology, ethnography, linguistics, community and public practices. Rather than propose a system he exposes the temporalities necessary to make these situations possible and resonant. This is a tool that will allow us to consider the difficulties of making socially engaged art and move closer to finding a language through which we can represent and discuss its impact." -Sally Tallant, Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial "Helguera has produced a highly readable book that absolutely needs to be in the back pocket of anyone interested in teaching or learning about socially engaged art" -Tom Finkelpearl, Director of the Queens Museum, New York, and author of Dialogues in Public Art

Performance Anxiety

Overcoming Your Fear in the Workplace, Social Situations, Interpersonal Communications, the Performing Arts

Author: Mitchell W. Robin

Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

ISBN: 9781558504417

Category: Performance anxiety

Page: 226

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Public Art Encounters

Art, Space and Identity

Author: Martin Zebracki,Joni M. Palmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317073835

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Public art is produced and ‘lived’ within multiple, interlaced and contested political, economic, social and cultural-symbolic spheres. This lively collection is a mix of academic and practice-based writings that scrutinise conventional claims on the inclusiveness of public art practice. Contributions examine how various social differences, across class, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, ability and literacy, shape encounters with public art within the ambits of the design, regeneration and everyday experiences of public spaces. The chapters richly draw on case studies from the Global North and South, providing comprehensive insights into the experiences of encountering public art via a variety of scales and realms. This book advances critical insights of how socially practised public arts articulate and cultivate geographies of social difference through the themes of power (the politics of encountering), affect (the embodied ways of encountering), and diversity (the inclusiveness of encountering). It will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners of cultural geography, the visual arts, urban studies, political studies and anthropology.

Fair Play - Art, Performance and Neoliberalism

Author: J. Harvie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027290

Category: Art

Page: 240

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This book asks what is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Has it been damaged by cultural policies which have 'entrepreneurialized' artists, cut arts funding and cultivated corporate philanthropy? Has it been fortified by crowdfunding, pop-ups and craftsmanship? And how can it help us to understand social welfare?