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Across the Art/Life Divide : Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art
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Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of performance, authorship, and identity, Across the Art/Life Divide argues that the most defining feature of contemporary art is the ongoing interest of artists in the problematic relationship between art and life. Looking at underexamined forms, such as stand-up comedy and sketch shows, alongside more traditional artistic media, he situates the work of a wide range of contemporary artists to ask: To what extent are artists presenting themselves? And does the portrayal of the “self” in art necessarily constitute authenticity? By dissecting the meta-conditions and contexts surrounding the production of art, Across the Art/Life Divide examines how ordinary, everyday life is transformed into art.
Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Art, Music
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Martin Patrick
Street Date: February 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-2741
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