Stephen Willats: Artwork as a Social Model

Stephen Willats: Artwork as a Social Model
Library Shelf Location 18.WILL
Publication Date 2012
Description Stephen Willats’ art practice addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. His polemic takes ideas beyond the norms and conventions of the object-based art world, to explore possibilities inherent within communal groups. In many of his projects he has collaborated with members of diverse communities in a variety of everyday settings, initiating interventions that build on the richness and complexity of self-organisation to determine and reinforce a sense of identity.The result is a body of artworks with a dynamic, interactive, social function. This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.
ISBN 9780956902429
Quantity 1
Pages 336
Author Stephen Willats
Format Hardback
Publisher RGAP (Research Group for Artists Publications)
Related Artist Stephen Willats
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Community, Identity, Cultural exchange, Collaboration, Social issues
Language English

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