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Relational Art: A Guided Tour

Relational Art: A Guided Tour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Craig

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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...w 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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ISBN 9781780762562
Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art
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ISBN-13 9781780762562
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Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint I.B. Tauris
Released 15 Apr 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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
Dewey Code 700
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text The Arts: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade