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The Resource Becoming past : history in contemporary art, Jane Blocker

Becoming past : history in contemporary art, Jane Blocker

Label
Becoming past : history in contemporary art
Title
Becoming past
Title remainder
history in contemporary art
Statement of responsibility
Jane Blocker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is there such a thing as contemporary art history? The contemporary, after all--as much as we may want to consider it otherwise--is being made history as it happens. By what means do we examine this moving target? These questions lie at the center of Jane Blocker's Becoming Past. The important point is not whether there is--or should be--contemporary art history, Blocker argues, but how.Focusing on a significant aspect of current art practice?in which artists have engaged with historical subject matter, methods, and inquiry?Blocker asks how the creation of the artist implicates and interrogates that of the art historian. She moves from art history to theater, to performance, and to literature as she investigates a series of works, including performances by the collaborative group Goat Island, the film Deadpan by Steve McQueen, the philosophies of science fiction writer Samuel Delany and documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee, the film Amos Fortune Road by Matthew Buckingham, and sculptures by Dario Robleto.Many books have sought to understand the key directions of contemporary art. In contrast, Becoming Past is concerned with the application of art history in the pursuit of such trends. Setting the idea of temporality decisively in the realm of art, Blocker's work is crucial for artists, art historians, curators, critics, and scholars of performance and cultural studies interested in the role of history in the practice of art. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NX180.H57
  • NX180.H57
LC item number
  • B59 2015
  • B59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Becoming past : history in contemporary art, Jane Blocker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsIntroduction: History as Prosthesis -- 1. Wooden Legs: Goat Island's Acts of Repair -- 2. Houses Falling Down: Archival Violence in Steve McQueen's Deadpan -- 3. Incorrect and Incomplete: Ross McElwee's Fictions and Samuel Delany's Lies -- 4. The Empty Stage: A Story About the Past by Matthew Buckingham -- 5. Stupid Birds: Temporal Dissidence in The Lastmaker -- 6. Transitional Objects: Dario Robleto's Spools -- Conclusion. Wooden Feet: Francis Alÿs and Syncopated Time -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
907651209
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780816696987
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2015028018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651209
Label
Becoming past : history in contemporary art, Jane Blocker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ContentsIntroduction: History as Prosthesis -- 1. Wooden Legs: Goat Island's Acts of Repair -- 2. Houses Falling Down: Archival Violence in Steve McQueen's Deadpan -- 3. Incorrect and Incomplete: Ross McElwee's Fictions and Samuel Delany's Lies -- 4. The Empty Stage: A Story About the Past by Matthew Buckingham -- 5. Stupid Birds: Temporal Dissidence in The Lastmaker -- 6. Transitional Objects: Dario Robleto's Spools -- Conclusion. Wooden Feet: Francis Alÿs and Syncopated Time -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
907651209
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780816696987
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2015028018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651209

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