Includes bibliographical references and index.
The limits of site -- Site-writing, 2005 / Jane Rendell -- Blank form, 1961 -- Notes on sculpture, part II, 1966 -- The present tense of space, 1978 / Robert Morris -- Inside the white cube, 1976 / Brian O'Doherty -- Galleria Toselli, Milan, 1973 / Michael Asher -- Work on the white cube, 2001 / Markus Brüderlin -- Statement, 1976 / Gordon Matta-Clark -- Critical limits, 1973 / Daniel Buren -- Relocation, 1973 / George Brecht -- Statement, 1969 -- Dialectic of site and nonsite, 1972 / Robert Smithson -- Earthwords, 1992 / Craig Owens -- The functional site, or, The transformation of site specificity, 1995 / James Meyer -- On When faith moves mountains, 2002 / Francis Alÿs -- Untitled manifesto, 1966 / Allan Kaprow -- Situational aesthetics, 1969 / Victor Burgin -- Food's family fiscal facts, 1972 / Gordon Matta-Clark and Caroline Goodden -- Caution! Alternative space, 1982 / Group Material -- Being and circumstance, 1985 / Robert Irwin -- Context art: towards a social construction of art, 1994 / Peter Weibel -- Other spaces, 1967 / Michel Foucault -- Better scenery, 2000 / Adam Chodzko -- Let me take you there, 2003 / Paul Rooney -- Meeting #61, #61, 2001 / Jonathan Monk -- Fieldwork -- I view art as something vast, 1966 / Tony Smith -- Isle of Arran, 1970 / Hamish Fulton -- Out of place, 2000 / Adam Chodzko -- Tristan de Cunha, 2005 / Tacita Dean -- Afghan diary, 2002 / Langlands & Bell -- The center for land use interpretation, 2006 / Matthew Coolidge -- The witness and the archive, 1999 / Giorgio Agamben -- The Beirut Al-Hadath Archive, 1999 / Walid Ra'ad -- The artist as ethnographer, 1996 / Hal Foster -- Secret (Project Unité, Firminy), 1992 / Renée Green -- The uses of complicity in the changing mies en scène of anthropological fieldwork, 1997 / George E. Marcus -- One place after another, 1997 / Miwon Kwon -- On nomadology, 1980 / Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari -- Interview with Benjamin Buchloh, 1998 / Gabriel Orozco -- We field workers, 2007 / Robin Bone and Shep Steiner -- Interrupting perpetual flight, 2006 / Jon Bywater -- The incidental person, approach to government, 1977 / Artist Placement Group -- Four stages of public art, 2002 / Mark Hutchinson -- Action and public space : The public realm, 1958 / Hannah Arendt -- Preliminary problems in constructing a situation, 1958 / Guy Debord -- The theory of moments and the construction of situations, 1960 / Situationist International -- Happenings in the New York scene, 1961 / Allan Kaprow -- Anti-happening (subjective objectivity system), 1965 / Július Koller -- On Július Koller, 2003 / Georg Schöllhammer -- 'Spaces' and 'places', 1980 / Michel de Certeau -- Concretized ideas I've been working around, 1971 / Adrian Piper -- Notes on Insertions into ideological circuits, 1994 / Cildo Meireles -- New Babylon, 1974 / Constant Nieuwenhuys -- Strategies of public address: which media, which publics?, 1987 / Krzysztof Wodiczko -- Redefining site specificity, 1993 / Douglas Crimp -- Uneven development: public art in New York City, 1988 / Rosalyn Deutsche -- Leaving home: notes on insertions into the public, 2000 / Vito Acconci -- In the place of the public sphere? or, The world in fragments, 2004 / Simon Sheikh -- Radio ballet, 2003 / Ligna -- Dispersion, 2002- / Seth Price -- This is the public domain, 2004 / Hari Kunzru -- The thematics of site-specific art on the Net, 2001 / Josephine Berry Slater.
Place and locality : Here there & everywhere, 1989 / Lawrence Weiner -- March 31, 1966, 1966 / Dan Graham -- Immigrating, 1975 / Martha Rosler -- Notes from a recent arrival, 1995 / Lucy R. Lippard -- The limits of consensus, 1996 / James Lingwood -- A global sense of place, 1991 / Doreen Massey -- From places to non-places, 1995 / Marc Augé -- The production of locality, 1996 / Arjun Appadurai -- subTerrain: artworks in the cityfold, 2007 / Geeta Kapur -- Desire in diaspora: Emily Jacir, 2003 / T.J. Demos -- Archipelago, 2007 / Patricia Falguières -- The lay of the land, 2005 / Daniel Birnbaum -- Hamburg Action: a field guide: Park fiction, 2004 / Ava Bromberg and Brett Bloom -- The contribution of culture to regeneration in the UK, 2004 / Graeme Evans and Phyllida Shaw -- Proposal, 2006 / Peter Liversidge -- The curatorial imperative : From exhibition to activity, 1971 / Wim Beeren -- New works for different places, 1990 / Tony Foster, Jonathan Harvey, James Lingwood -- Places with a past, 1991 / Mary Jane Jacob -- What's intangible, transitory, mediating, participatory and rendered in the public space?, 1997 / Andrea Fraser -- Changing the system unexpectedly, 1995 / Bik Van der Pol -- Fugitive sites, 2000 / Susan Buck-Morss, Ivo Mesquita, Osvaldo Sanchez, Sally Yard -- The long march glossary, 2003 / Lu Jie and Qiu Zhijie -- The 9th Istanbul Biennial, 2005 / Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun -- Towards a new locality, 2006 / Hou Hanru -- Forget the national: perform the international in the key of the local (and vice versa), 2007 / Jan Verwoert.
"Situation--a unique set of conditions produced in both space and time and ranging across material, social, political, and economic relations--has become a key concept in twenty-first-century art. Rooted in artistic practices of the 1960s and 1970s, the idea of situation has evolved and transcended these in the current context of globalization. This anthology offers key writings on areas of art practice and theory related to situation, including notions of the site specific, the artist as ethnographer or fieldworker, the relation between action and public space, the meaning of place and locality, and the crucial role of the curator in recent situation specific art. In North America and Europe, the site-specific is often viewed in terms of resistance to art's commoditization, while elsewhere situation-specific practices have defied institutions of authority. The contributors discuss these recent tendencies in the context of proliferating international biennial exhibitions, curatorial place-bound projects, and strategies by which artists increasingly unsettle the definition and legitimation of situation-based art. Artists surveyed include Vito Acconci, Allora & Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Carl Andre, Artist Placement Group, Michael Asher, Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Bik Van der Pol, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Janet Cardiff, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Adam Chodzko, Collective Actions, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Andrea Fraser, Hamish Fulton, Dan Graham, Liam Gillick, Renée Green, Group Material, Douglas Huebler, Bethan Huws, Pierre Huyghe, Robert Irwin, Emily Jacir, Ilya Kabakov, Leopold Kessler, Július Koller, Langlands & Bell, Ligna, Richard Long, Gordon Matta-Clark, Graeme Miller, Jonathan Monk, Robert Morris, Gabriel Orozco, Walid Ra'ad, Raqs Media Collective, Paul Rooney, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, Situationist International, Tony Smith, Robert Smithson, Vivan Sundaram, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, Rachel Whiteread, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Qiu Zhijie. Writers include Arjun Appaduri, Marc Augé, Wim Beeren, Josephine Berry Slater, Daniel Birnbaum, Ava Bromberg, Susan Buck-Morss, Michel de Certeau, Douglas Crimp, Gilles Deleuze, T.J. Demos, Rosalyn Deutsche, Thierry de Duve, Charles Esche, Graeme Evans, Patricia Falguières, Marina Fokidis, Hal Foster, Hou Hanrou, Brian Holmes, Mary Jane Jacob, Vasif Kortun, Miwon Kwon, Lu Jie, Doreen Massey, James Meyer, Ivo Mesquita, Brian O'Doherty, Craig Owens, Irit Rogoff, Peter Weibel."--Publisher.