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Utopias /

by Noble, Richard [editor.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Documents of contemporary art series: Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780262640695; 0262640694; 9780854881628; 085488162X.Subject(s): Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art, Modern -- 21st century | Utopias in art | Art and society -- History -- 20th century | Art and society -- History -- 21st century
Contents:
Introduction : The utopian impulse in contemporary art / Richard Noble -- The Utopian imaginary. Utopia, 1516 / Thomas More -- The German ideology, 1845-46 / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels -- The communist manifesto, 1848 / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels -- News from nowhere, 1890 / William Morris -- Nineteen eighty-four, 1949 / George Orwell -- Utopian avant-gardes. Our own desires build the revolution, 1949 / Constant Nieuwenhuys -- The principle of hope, 1954-59 / Ernst Bloch -- Commitment, 1962 / Theodor Adorno -- Something's missing, 1964 / Theodor Adorno and Ernst Bloch -- Theses on cultural revolution, 1958 / Guy Debord -- Culture and revolutionary politics, 1960 / Guy Debord and Pierre Canjuers -- Other spaces, 1967 / Michel Foucault -- The Utopian enclave, 2004 / Fredric Jameson -- The future is here, 2004 / Pil and Galia Kollectiv -- Art and sociopolitical intervention, 2003 / WochenKlausur -- Interview with Okwui Enwezor, 2000 / Thomas Hirschhorn -- The predicament of contemporary art, 2005 / Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster -- Art of the possible: interview with Fulvia Carnevale and John Kelsey, 2007 / Jacques Rancière -- To contradict reality: a 'Utopian strategy' by Ai Weiwei, 2009 / Karen Smith -- Exegesis: when we build let us think that we build forever, 2006 / Alun Rowlands -- Gestures towards a new life: the avant garde as historical provocation, 2007 / Jan Verwoert -- Therapeutic utopias. I am searching for field character, 1973 / Joseph Beuys -- An appeal for an alternative, 1982 / Joseph Beuys -- Wheatfield: a confrontation, 1982 / Agnes Denes -- Beuys: the twilight of the idol, 1980 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Beuys or Warhol?, 1987 / Donald Kuspit -- Interview with Marjetica Potrc, 1995 / Antony Gormley -- An anthropoetics of space: Antony Gormley's field, 2003 / Richard Noble -- The palace of projects, 1995-98 / Ilya Kabakov -- Conviviality and encounters, 1998 / Nicolas Bourriaud -- Interview with Åsa Nacking, 1998 / Superflex -- Utopia station: for a ... functional utopia, 2003 / Liam Gillick -- What is a station?, 2003 / Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija -- No ghost just a shell: dialogue, 2003 / Pierre Huyghe, Stefan Kalmár, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Beatrix Ruf -- The land, 2003 / Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Folk archive: contemporary popular art from the UK, 2005 / Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane -- Poets of their own affairs: a brief introduction to folk archive, 2005 / Jeremy Millar -- Critical utopias. Homes for America, 1966-67 / Dan Graham -- Children's pavilion: a collaboration with Jeff Wall, 1988 / Dan Graham -- Heidi, 1992 / Paul McCarthy -- How to use a failure: on Paul McCarthy, 2005 / Stephanie Rosenthal -- Meeting Immanuel Wallerstein, 2003 / Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija -- Utopia now: interview with Jennifer Allen, 2002 / Nils Norman -- The avant-garde again: on Carey Young, 2002 / Alex Farquharson -- Revolution: it's a lovely word: interview with Raimundas Malasauskas, 2006 / Carey Young -- Utopia and its (im)possibilities. The essential framework of the structures making up the town of KimbembeleIhunga (Kimbéville), 1995 / Bodys Isek Kingelez -- Havana, biennial, tourism: the spectacle of utopia, 2001 / Dermis P. León -- Bodies and digital utopia, 2000 / Catherine Bernard -- Utopias and universals, 2003 / Alison Green -- I see the sea: on Paul Noble, 2008 / Hari Kunzru -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adam Phillips, 2008 / Paul Chan.
Summary: This volume contains a collection of texts that pertain to the notion of "utopia", examining the concept as a recurrent literary and theoretical trope and as it relates to contemporary artistic practice. Succinctly contextualized by Noble as an "impulse or tendency" rather than a place, "utopia" is examined from its earliest explicit articulation in Thomas Moore's 1516 eponymous text through its 19th-century entanglement with revolutionary aspirations in the work of Marx and Engels and its 20th-century negation in George Orwell's 1984. These writings provide the grounds for considerations on the significance of the avant-garde and the relationship between art and politics in its myriad activist and critical guises. Including such suspects as Adorno and Foucault, this book offers a selection of writings on and by such artists as Joseph Beuys, Liam Gillick and Thomas Hirschhorn, while critics are represented with pieces by the likes of Jan Verwoert on the avant-garde gesture and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh's infamous reading of Beuys as a historic self-mythologizer.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index.

Introduction : The utopian impulse in contemporary art / Richard Noble -- The Utopian imaginary. Utopia, 1516 / Thomas More -- The German ideology, 1845-46 / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels -- The communist manifesto, 1848 / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels -- News from nowhere, 1890 / William Morris -- Nineteen eighty-four, 1949 / George Orwell -- Utopian avant-gardes. Our own desires build the revolution, 1949 / Constant Nieuwenhuys -- The principle of hope, 1954-59 / Ernst Bloch -- Commitment, 1962 / Theodor Adorno -- Something's missing, 1964 / Theodor Adorno and Ernst Bloch -- Theses on cultural revolution, 1958 / Guy Debord -- Culture and revolutionary politics, 1960 / Guy Debord and Pierre Canjuers -- Other spaces, 1967 / Michel Foucault -- The Utopian enclave, 2004 / Fredric Jameson -- The future is here, 2004 / Pil and Galia Kollectiv -- Art and sociopolitical intervention, 2003 / WochenKlausur -- Interview with Okwui Enwezor, 2000 / Thomas Hirschhorn -- The predicament of contemporary art, 2005 / Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster -- Art of the possible: interview with Fulvia Carnevale and John Kelsey, 2007 / Jacques Rancière -- To contradict reality: a 'Utopian strategy' by Ai Weiwei, 2009 / Karen Smith -- Exegesis: when we build let us think that we build forever, 2006 / Alun Rowlands -- Gestures towards a new life: the avant garde as historical provocation, 2007 / Jan Verwoert -- Therapeutic utopias. I am searching for field character, 1973 / Joseph Beuys -- An appeal for an alternative, 1982 / Joseph Beuys -- Wheatfield: a confrontation, 1982 / Agnes Denes -- Beuys: the twilight of the idol, 1980 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Beuys or Warhol?, 1987 / Donald Kuspit -- Interview with Marjetica Potrc, 1995 / Antony Gormley -- An anthropoetics of space: Antony Gormley's field, 2003 / Richard Noble -- The palace of projects, 1995-98 / Ilya Kabakov -- Conviviality and encounters, 1998 / Nicolas Bourriaud -- Interview with Åsa Nacking, 1998 / Superflex -- Utopia station: for a ... functional utopia, 2003 / Liam Gillick -- What is a station?, 2003 / Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija -- No ghost just a shell: dialogue, 2003 / Pierre Huyghe, Stefan Kalmár, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Beatrix Ruf -- The land, 2003 / Hans Ulrich Obrist -- Folk archive: contemporary popular art from the UK, 2005 / Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane -- Poets of their own affairs: a brief introduction to folk archive, 2005 / Jeremy Millar -- Critical utopias. Homes for America, 1966-67 / Dan Graham -- Children's pavilion: a collaboration with Jeff Wall, 1988 / Dan Graham -- Heidi, 1992 / Paul McCarthy -- How to use a failure: on Paul McCarthy, 2005 / Stephanie Rosenthal -- Meeting Immanuel Wallerstein, 2003 / Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rirkrit Tiravanija -- Utopia now: interview with Jennifer Allen, 2002 / Nils Norman -- The avant-garde again: on Carey Young, 2002 / Alex Farquharson -- Revolution: it's a lovely word: interview with Raimundas Malasauskas, 2006 / Carey Young -- Utopia and its (im)possibilities. The essential framework of the structures making up the town of KimbembeleIhunga (Kimbéville), 1995 / Bodys Isek Kingelez -- Havana, biennial, tourism: the spectacle of utopia, 2001 / Dermis P. León -- Bodies and digital utopia, 2000 / Catherine Bernard -- Utopias and universals, 2003 / Alison Green -- I see the sea: on Paul Noble, 2008 / Hari Kunzru -- Interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adam Phillips, 2008 / Paul Chan.

This volume contains a collection of texts that pertain to the notion of "utopia", examining the concept as a recurrent literary and theoretical trope and as it relates to contemporary artistic practice. Succinctly contextualized by Noble as an "impulse or tendency" rather than a place, "utopia" is examined from its earliest explicit articulation in Thomas Moore's 1516 eponymous text through its 19th-century entanglement with revolutionary aspirations in the work of Marx and Engels and its 20th-century negation in George Orwell's 1984. These writings provide the grounds for considerations on the significance of the avant-garde and the relationship between art and politics in its myriad activist and critical guises. Including such suspects as Adorno and Foucault, this book offers a selection of writings on and by such artists as Joseph Beuys, Liam Gillick and Thomas Hirschhorn, while critics are represented with pieces by the likes of Jan Verwoert on the avant-garde gesture and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh's infamous reading of Beuys as a historic self-mythologizer.

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