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Appropriation /

by Evans, David.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Documents of contemporary art series: Publisher: London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel ; MIT Press, 2009Description: 238 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780854881611 (Whitechapel Gallery : pbk. : alk. paper); 0854881611 (Whitechapel Gallery : pbk. : alk. paper); 9780262550703 (MIT Press : pbk. : alk. paper); 0262550709 (MIT Press : pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Burgin, Victor | McQueen, Steve, 1969- | Prince, Richard, 1949- | Sherman, Cindy | Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 | Stezaker, John, 1949- | Kruger, Barbara, 1945- | Groĭs, Boris | Appropriation (Art) | Art, Modern -- 20th centuryOnline resources: Table of contents only | Table of contents only
Contents:
Precursors -- Agitprop -- The Situationist Legacy -- Simulation -- Feminist Critique -- Postcolonialism -- Postcommunism -- Postproduction -- Appraisals.
Summary: "Scavenging, replicating, or remixing, many influential artists today reinvent a legacy of "stealing" images and forms from other makers. Among the diverse, often contestatory strategies included under the heading "appropriation" are the readymade, détournement, pastiche, rephotography, recombination, simulation and parody. Although appropropriation is often associated with the 1980s practice of such artists as Peter Halley, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman, as well as the critical discourse of postmodernism and the simulacral theory of Jean Baudrillard, appropriation's significance for art is not limited by that cultural and political moment. In an expanded art-historical frame, this book recontextualizes avant-garde photomontage, the Duchampian readymade, and the Pop image among such alternative precursors as Francis Picabia, Bertolt Brecht, Guy Debord, Akasegawa Genpei, Dan Graham, Cildo Meireles, and Martha Rosler. In the recent work of many artists, including Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Pierre Huyghe, and Aleksandra Mir, among others, appropriation is central to their critique of the contemporary world and vision for alternative futures." -- product description. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 3.2 | Honours Research Methods 1.2
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Artists surveyed: Akasegawa Genpei, Santiago Álvarez, Art Workers Coalition, Ross Bleckner, Marcel Broodthaers, Victor Burgin, Maurizio Cattelan, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Peter Halley, Hank Herron, Pierre Huyghe, Mike Kelley, Idris Khan, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Steve McQueen, Alexandra Mir, Keith Piper, Richard Prince, Jorma Puranen, Cindy Sherman, John Stezaker, Retort, Martha Rosler, Philip Taaffe.

Writers: Malek Alloula, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Nicolas Bourriaud, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Johanna Burton, Douglas Crimp, Thomas Crow, Guy Debord, Georges Didi-Huberman, Marcel Duchamp, Okwui Enwezor, Jean-Luc Godard, Isabelle Graw, Boris Groys, Raoul Hausmann, Sven Lütticken, Cildo Meireles, Kobena Mercer, Slobodan Mijuskovic, Laura Mulvey, Jo Spence, Elisabeth Sussman, Lisa Tickner, Reiko Tomii, Andy Warhol, John C. Welchman.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232) and index.

Precursors -- Agitprop -- The Situationist Legacy -- Simulation -- Feminist Critique -- Postcolonialism -- Postcommunism -- Postproduction -- Appraisals.

"Scavenging, replicating, or remixing, many influential artists today reinvent a legacy of "stealing" images and forms from other makers. Among the diverse, often contestatory strategies included under the heading "appropriation" are the readymade, détournement, pastiche, rephotography, recombination, simulation and parody. Although appropropriation is often associated with the 1980s practice of such artists as Peter Halley, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman, as well as the critical discourse of postmodernism and the simulacral theory of Jean Baudrillard, appropriation's significance for art is not limited by that cultural and political moment. In an expanded art-historical frame, this book recontextualizes avant-garde photomontage, the Duchampian readymade, and the Pop image among such alternative precursors as Francis Picabia, Bertolt Brecht, Guy Debord, Akasegawa Genpei, Dan Graham, Cildo Meireles, and Martha Rosler. In the recent work of many artists, including Mike Kelley, Glenn Ligon, Pierre Huyghe, and Aleksandra Mir, among others, appropriation is central to their critique of the contemporary world and vision for alternative futures." -- product description.

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