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Installation Art : Between Image and Stage (Hardcover) (Anne Ring Petersen)

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Despite its massive presence on the world’s art scenes and in international exhibition catalogues and coffee table books on contemporary art’, and despite its obvious popularity among practising artists, audiences and art institutions alike, installation art is still an art form whose artistic vocabulary and conceptual basis have rarely been subjected to thorough and critical examination.Installation Art between Image and Stage seeks to redress this absence, exploring how installation developed into an interdisciplinary genre in the 1960s, and how its special intertwinement of the visual and the performative has acted as a catalyst for the generation of new artistic phenomena. It investigates how it became one of today’s most widely used art forms, increasingly expanding into consumer, popular and urban cultures, where installation’s often spectacular appearance ensures that it fits into contemporary demands for sense-provoking and immersive cultural experiences.Making an important contribution to the development of the critical and theoretical discourse on installation art, Ring Petersen addresses a series of basic questions: What is an installation? Which techniques does it employ? How does installation art affect its viewers? How can we explain the rise of installation art in a cultural-historical perspective, and why did it spread to most parts of the world in the late twentieth century, becoming a natural and ubiquitous part of globalised art scenes in the twenty-first century?Answers to these questions are pursued through analyses of installation art’s spatial, temporal and discursive aspects as well as its reception aesthetics and cultural-historical contexts, and through analyses of a large number of works from a variety of sub-genres, including performance installations, video installations, installational exhibitions and recent use of installation in commercial contexts, including artists such as Bruce Nauman, Olafur Eliasson, Mona Hatoum, Pipilotti Rist, Ilya Kabakov, Superflex, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Terike Haapoja and ART + COM.
Despite its large and growing popularityto say nothing of its near-ubiquity in the world?s art scenes and international exhibitions of contemporary artinstallation art remains a form whose artistic vocabulary and conceptual basis have rarely been subjected to thorough critical examination.

With this book, Anne Ring Petersen aims to change that. She begins by exploring how installation art developed into an interdisciplinary genre in the 1960s, and how its intertwining of the visual and the performative has acted as a catalyst for the generation of new artistic phenomena. She goes on to address a series of basic questions that get at the heart of what installation art is and how it is defined. Drawing on the work of such well-known artists as Bruce Nauman, Pipilotti Rist, Ilya Kabakov, and many others, Petersen breaks crucial new ground in understanding the conceptual underpinnings of this vibrant form.
Number of Pages: 507
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Anne Ring Petersen
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 17176044
UPC: 9788763542579
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-9654
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