Previous ed.: 2005.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The intellectual field: a world apart / Pierre Bourdieu -- When form has become attitude - and beyond / Thierry de Duve -- One place after another: notes on site specificity / Miwon Kwon -- Biennials without borders? / Chin-Tao Wu -- Periodising contemporary art / Alexander Alberro -- Contemporary art and the politics of aesthetics / Jacques Rancière -- A note on Gerhard Richter's October 18, 1977 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Notes on surface: toward a genealogy of flatness / David Joselit -- Informe without conclusion / Rosalind Krauss -- Video projection: the space between screens / Liz Kotz -- How to provide an artistic service: an introduction / Andrea Fraser -- Conversation pieces: the role of dialogue in socially-engaged art / Grant Kester -- Antagonism and relational aesthetics / Claire Bishop -- The war on culture / Carole S. Vance -- AIDS: cultural analysis/cultural activism / Douglas Crimp -- Architecture of the evicted / Rosalyn Deutsche -- Gender is burning: questions of appropriation and subversion / Judith Butler -- Looking for trouble / Kobena Mercer -- The mythology of difference: vulgar identity politics at the Whitney Biennial / Charles A. Wright Jr. -- Haunted TV / Avital Ronell -- The architecture of porn: museum, urban detritus, and cinematic stag-rooms / Beatriz Preciado -- Cultural workers as organic intellectuals / Chantal Mouffe -- The Marco Polo syndrome: some problems around art and Eurocentrism / Gerardo Mosquera -- In the "heart of darkness" / Olu Oguibe -- The syncretic turn: cross-cultural practices in the age of multiculturalism / Jean Fisher -- Authenticity, reflexivity, and spectacle: or, the rise of new Asia is not the end of the world / Lee Weng Choy -- All-owning spectatorship / Trinh T. Minh-Ha -- Ruins, fragmentation, and the Chinese modern/postmodern / Wu Hung -- Re-politicizing art, theory, representation and new media technology / Marina Gržinić -- Miming the master: boy-things, bad girls, and femmes vitales / Mary Kelly -- Zones of indistinction: Giorgio Agamben's 'Bare life' and the politics of aesthetics / Anthony Downey -- The database / Lev Manovich -- For the love of abstraction / Blake Stimson -- The politics of sustainability: art and ecology / T.J. Demos -- Appendix: Letters and responses. Contingent factors: a response to Claire Bishop's "Antagonism and relational aesthetics" / Liam Gillick.
"Updated and reorganized to offer the best collection of state-of-the-art readings on the role of critical theory in contemporary art, this second edition of Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985 brings together scholarly essays, artists' statements, and art reproductions to capture the vibrancy and dissonance that define today's art scene. Incorporates new and updated topics that have become central to art theory and practice over the past decade New and updated chapters cover such topics as: international biennials, historicizing of the term "contemporary art", aesthetics, art and politics, feminism and pornography, ecology and art, the Middle East and conflict studies, Eastern European art and politics, gender and war, and technology Features a thematic reconfiguration of sections and new introductions to make readings user-friendly Extensively illustrated throughout with an expanded color-plate section New contributions to this edition include those by Alexander Alberro, Claire Bishop, T.J. Demos, Anthony Downey, Liam Gillick, Marina Gr?ini?, Mary Kelly, Chantal Mouffe, Beatriz Preciado, Jacques Ranciere, Blake Stimson, and Chin-Tao Wu. "--