Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation
Jessica Morgan, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Steidl, 2003 - Art - 127 pages
Examining the complex relationship between art and therapy, "Pulse" takes as its starting point the seminal work of Joseph Beuys and Lygia Clark, whose respective artistic practices promoted curative effects. From these pioneers spawns a generation of contemporary artists who consider art as sites for restorative activity: Gretchen Bender and Bill T. Jones, Tania Bruguera, Cai Guo-Qiang, Felix Gonzelez-Torres, Irene and Christine Hohenbuchler, Leonilson, Wolfgang Laib, David Medalla, Ernesto Neto, Hannah Wilke and Richard Yarde. In addition to documentation of these artists' works, "Pulse" provides theoretical, historical and critical insight into this subject via essays by Sander Gilman, author of many volumes on the relationship between art, science and medicine; Sandra Alvarez de Toledo, a Paris-based author and curator; Thierry Davila, Curator of Capc, Bordeaux and author of "L'Art Medicine"; Jessica Morgan, curator of the related exhibition and newly appointed curator at the Tate Modern; and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, professor of African American studies at Harvard University.
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PREFACE Jill Medvedow p
JOSEPH BEUYS Thierry Davila p
ART HEALING AND HISTORY Sander L Gilman p
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