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Author: Lisa Le Feuvre; Whitechapel Art Gallery.
Publisher: London : Whitechapel Gallery ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2010.
Series: Documents of contemporary art series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Amidst current global uncertainty failure has become a central subject of investigation in recent art. Artists have actively claimed the space of failure to propose a resistant view of the world. Here success is deemed overrated, doubt embraced, experimentation encouraged and risk considered a viable position. Between the poles of success and failure lies a productive space where paradox rules and dogma is refused.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Le Feuvre; Whitechapel Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780262514774 026251477X 9780854881826 0854881824
OCLC Number: 540644017
Description: 238 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Fable of Failure in Modern Art, 1997 / Paul Barolsky --
Success and Failure of Picasso, 1965 / John Berger --
Interview with Felicitas Thun, 1998 / Dieter Roth --
Rightness of Wrong, 1997 / Abigail Solomon-Godeau --
On John Baldessari, 2008 / Sarah Thornton --
Man Who Couldn't Get Up : Paul Thek, 1995 / Stuart Morgan --
On Another Throwaway Gesture Performance (1979), 1984 / Ray Johnson --
David Critchley : Pieces I Never Did (1979), 2005 / Clive Gillman --
There's No Success Like Failure : Martin Kippenberger, 2006 / Marcus Verhagen --
Authenticity and Failure : Luc Tuymans, 2004 / Emma Dexter --
Just Pathetic, 2004 / Michael Wilson --
Feint Art : Martin Creed, Ceal Floyer, Sergej Jensen, Michael Krebber, Paul Pfeiffer, 2003 / Mark Prince --
Rites of Silence : Wade Guyton, 2004 / Johanna Burton --
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster : De Novo, 2009 / Daniel Birnbaum --
Memory and imagination, 2000 / Paul Ricoeur --
Concept of Irony, 1841 / Søren Kierkegaard --
Bartleby, or The Formula, 1989 / Gilles Deleuze --
Bartleby, or On Contingency, 1993 / Giorgio Agamben --
On the Nonsense of Sense and the Sense of Nonsense, 1995 / Paul Watzlawick --
Invention of Failure : Interview with Sina Najafi and David Serlin, 2002 / Scott A. Sandage --
Anarchy, Poem I, 1988 / John Cage --
Exemplar : Felix Gonzalez-Torres, 1994 / Joseph Kosuth --
Partially Buried. Version B : Reading Script, 1999 / Renée Green --
Failures : Annika Ström, 2008 / Lotte Møller --
Embarrassing Truth : Matthew Brannon, 2008 / Jennifer Higgie --
Tate Declaration on Inauthenticity, 2009 / International Necronautical Society --
Judgement and Purpose, 1987 / Joel Fisher --
Eternal Return, 2003 / Brian Dillon --
Something caused one of the glass panels to crack ..., 1997 / Larry Bell --
Bad News, 1971 / William Wegman --
TV Hijack (1972), 1973 ; On Pearl Harbour (1971), 1990 / Chris Burden --
And He Fell into the Sea, 1996 / Tacita Dean --
Statement, 1978 / Julian Schnabel --
Bound to Fail, 2005 / Christy Lange --
All of a Sudden, 2008 / Jörg Heiser --
Odd Couple : Interview with Jörg Heiser, 2006 ; How to Work Better, 1991 / Fischli & Weiss --
Moving World of Janette Paris, 2002 / Richard Hylton --
Holes in Our Pants, 2007 / Heike Bollig and Barbara Buchmaier --
Over and Over, Again and Again, 2009 / Emma Cocker --
Sounddance : Bruce Nauman, 1988 / Coosje van Bruggen --
Interview with Michaela Meise, 2008 / Yvonne Rainer --
Conversation with Dennis Wheeler, 1969-70 / Robert Smithson --
For nobody knows himself, if he is only himself and not also another one at the same time, On Allen Ruppersberg, 2002 / Frances Stark --
Unended Quest, 1974 / Karl Popper --
Cheerful and Heroic Failure, 2004 / Bazon Brock --
Prometheus̕ Delay : Roman Signer, 1995 / Jean-Yves Jouannais --
Leap Backwards into the Future : Paul Ramirez Jonas, 2004 / Inés Katzenstein --
Village, 1997 / Will Bradley --
Manned Flight, 1999- / Simon Patterson --
Failure as a Poetic Dimension, 2001 / Harald Szeemann --
Politics of Rehearsal : Francis Alÿs, 2007 / Russell Ferguson --
Failure as a Form of Art, 2009 / Hans-Joachim Müller --
Which Way to Heaven : Phil Collins, 2007 / Edgar Schmitz --
Make Life Beautiful! The Diabolic in the Work of Isa Genzken, 2007 / Lisa Lee --
Thoughts on Failure, Idealism and Art, 2008 / Eduardo Abaroa [and others] --
Transcript from Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, 2008 / Liam Gillick --
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1921 / Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Series Title: Documents of contemporary art series.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Le Feuvre.

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