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Dead history, live art?: spectacle, subjectivity and subversion in visual culture since the 1960s

Dead history, live art?: spectacle, subjectivity and subversion in visual culture since the 1960s

Harris, Jonathan (Jonathan P.)

While scholars and critics generally agree that the 1960s signaled the end of high modernism, what is less clear is how to characterize contemporary art since the 1960s. Acclaimed art scholar Jonathan Harris here tackles this question by assembling a rich body of essays

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Jonathan Harris
ISBN: 0853231893, 0853234388, 9780853231899, 9780853234388
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Series: Tate Liverpool critical forum ; 9
Subject: Modern art; Art and popular culture.; Art, Modern 20th century.; Art, Modern 21st century.


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. 1. Introduction: Performance, Critiques, Ideology - Contemporary Art and Art History in an Age of Visual Culture - Jonathan Harris
  3. 2. Namesake: Who's Performing Whom? - Joshua Sofaer
  4. 3.A Great Technician: Document, Process, and Persona in Performance and the Everyday - Richard Layzell
  5. 4. Vaginal Davis Does Art History - Robert Summers
  6. 5.Performativity, Cultural-Politics, and the Embodiments of Knowledge: An Interview with Amelia Jones conducted by Jonathan Harris.
  7. 6. The Fantasy of Provacy: Performance after Minimalism - Frazer Ward
  8. 7. Deterritorializing Bodies: Body Art and the Colonial World Expositions - Jane Chin Davidson
  9. 8. 'Do-it-yourself Artworks': A User's Guide - Anne Dezeuze
  10. 9. Martha Rosler's Fighting Legions: 'Semiotcs of the Kitchen' (1975/2003) - Performance and the (Video) Document - August Jordan Davis
  11. 10. Interaction/Participation: Disembodied Performance in New Media Art - Beryl Graham
  12. List of Contributors


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