Installation art: a critical history

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Tate, 2005 - Art - 144 pages
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Installation Art provides both a history and a full critical examination of this challenging area of contemporary art, from 1950 to the present day. Using case studies of significant artists and individual works. Claire Bishop argues that, as installation art requires its audience to physically enter the artwork in order to experience it, installation pieces can be categorised by the type of experience they provide for the viewing subject. As well as exploring the methodologies of the artists examined, Bishop also explains the critical theory that informed their work. While revising and in some cases, re-assessing many well-known names, this fully illustrated book will introduce the reader to a wide spectrum of younger artists, some yet to receive critical attention.

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User Review  - Gokcan Demirkazik - Goodreads

Nice little introduction to the evolution of installation art, especially commendable for Bishop's inclusion of artists outside the "Western" canon (not as tokens, but as critical players). Bishop ... Read full review

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User Review  - Egor Sofronov - Goodreads

Claire, thank you for setting in some clarity! Read full review

Contents

Installation art and experience
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The dream scene
14
Heightened perception
48
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Claire Bishop is a tutor in Critical Theory in the Curating Contemporary Art department at the Royal College of Art, London.

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