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Performative monuments : the rematerialisation of public art

Performative monuments : the rematerialisation of public art

Author: Mechtild Widrich
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2014.
Series: Rethinking art's histories
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Argues the conceptual significance of performance, and of a performative model of art, to the revival of the monument in the wake of the Second World War, the Holocaust and the fall of the Eastern  Read more...


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Named Person: Valie Export; Günter Brus; Marina Abramović; Sanja Iveković; Joseph Beuys; Jochen Gerz; Peter Weibel; Braco Dimitrijević; Janez Janša; Janez Janša; Janez Janša
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mechtild Widrich
ISBN: 9780719095917 0719095913 9780719091636 0719091632
OCLC Number: 945451092
Description: XII, 226 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what is a performative monument?1. Documents 2. Audiences 3. Sites 4. Monuments Conclusion: relations Bibliography Index -- .
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories
Responsibility: Mechtild Widrich.


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'Mechtild Widrich's astonishing and original book connects performance histories, feminist theory and speech act theory to elucidate the "event character" of public art by contemporary artists. Read more...

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