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Relational Art: A Guided Tour

Relational Art: A Guided Tour

Taking place in the skies over London, the plazas of Rotterdam, and the hallways of museums worldwide, a new kind of art has emerged since the 1990s. Known as Relational Art, this controversial practice features audience participation in ways never before realised, often using ne... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780762555
Barcode 9781780762555
Published 15 April 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Smith, Craig
Series International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art
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ISBN-13 9781780762555
ISBN-10 1780762550
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint I.B. Tauris
Publication Date 15 April 2019
International Release Date 12 December 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Craig
Series International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art
Category The Arts: General Issues
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 700
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Taking place in the skies over London, the plazas of Rotterdam, and the hallways of museums worldwide, a new kind of art has emerged since the 1990s. Known as Relational Art, this controversial practice features audience participation in ways never before realised, often using new media and social networking. In this book, academic and artist Craig Smith outlines a rigorous theory of Relational Art, explaining why audience interaction and collective art production has become so relevant. He traces the movement from its beginnings with the Traffic exhibition and Nicolas Bourriaud's treatise Relational Aesthetics to the diverse and international scope of Relational Art today. Moving through a range of case studies, such as Olafur Eliasson's iconic Weather Project at Tate Modern, this book also reveals how Relational Art has affected the aesthetic, theoretical and economic forces shaping 21st century art. Craig Smith brings together ideas from artists, art critics, curators, philosophers and audience members to illuminate how Relational Art works are conceived, realised and experienced. Through a guided tour of thought-provoking and influential works, he demonstrates that Relational Art has permanently altered the nature of art and its global audiences.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Craig Smith is Associate Professor of Art at the College of Fine Arts, University of Florida. His previous books include Training Manual for Relational Art (2009) and On the Subject of the Photographic (2007). He is also a media artist, using image, sound and text to explore the production of contemporary culture.

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