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Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art

Across the Art/Life Divide: Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 29.PATR
Publication Date 2017
Description

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 standup 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 metaconditions and contexts surrounding the production of art, whether aesthetic or conceptual, social or political, Across the Art/Life Divide examines how ordinary, everyday life is transformed into art.

ISBN 9781783208548
Quantity 1
Pages 260p; 17.8 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
Author Martin Patrick
Format Paperback
Publisher Intellect Books
Category Live Art/Performance
Language English

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