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Acts of engagement : writings on art, criticism, and institutions, 1993-2002

Author: Michael Brenson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2004.
Series: Culture and politics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses the fundamental humanity and necessity of the visual arts : what they are about, why artists are indispensible, and why art and artists matter.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Michael Brenson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brenson
ISBN: 0742529819 9780742529816 0742529827 9780742529823
OCLC Number: 54817522
Description: xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Language --
Part II. Identity --
Part III. Audience --
Part IV. Power. Fighting words --
Experience, complicity, and quality --
Conversation --
Juan Muñoz : sound, sight, statuary --
Art criticism and the aesthetic response --
Where do we go from here? The place of the artist and the NEA --
Resisting the dangerous journey : the crisis of journalistic criticism --
Art museums and "the public" --
The curator's moment --
The artist as person --
Healing in time --
Audience, artist, institution, community --
Maya Lin's time --
Sometimes out of sight, never out of mind : the story of the hand in modernist sculpture --
Giacometti's Dog --
Power corrupts : for Daumier, humanity was in the streets --
Magdalena Abakanowicz's War games : monumental horizontality --
The media and museums --
Convenience and process : private versus public arts funding --
The Guggenheim, corporate populism, and the future of the corporate museum.
Series Title: Culture and politics series.
Responsibility: Michael Brenson.
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Addresses the fundamental humanity and necessity of the visual arts : what they are about, why artists are indispensible, and why art and artists matter.

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