Double Agent

Double Agent
Library Shelf Location 17.DOUB
Publication Date 2008
Description Curated by Claire Bishop and Mark Sladen, the exhibition looks at art works and collaborative projects in which the artist uses other people as a medium, raising questions of performance and authorship. Double Agent investigates the issues of ethics and representation that ensue when the artist is no longer the central agent in his or her own work, but operates through a range of individuals, communities, and surrogates. This book features an introduction by Claire Bishop and Mark Sladen; texts on the exhibiting artists, including transcripts of artists’ performances; and concludes with a section of contextual material that is thematic in nature, and address strategies of mediation, delegation and collaboration in contemporary art, as well as the promotion of unpredictability and risk. Double Agent was an ICA exhibition, which toured to Mead Gallery, Coventry, and BALTIC, Gateshead.
ISBN 9781900300582
Quantity 2
Pages 144
Editor Claire Bishop
Format Paperback
Publisher Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA)
Related Artists Pawel Althamer, Phil Collins, Christoph Schlingensief, Barbara Visser, Dora Garcia, Donelle Woolford, Artur Zmijewski
Categories Live Art/Performance, Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keywords Collaboration, Authorship
Related Event Double Agent (21 May - 17 August 2008)
Related Galleries BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Related Curators/Producers Mark Sladen, Claire Bishop
Language English

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