The Routledge Companion To Art And Politics by Randy MartinThe Routledge Companion To Art And Politics by Randy Martin

The Routledge Companion To Art And Politics

EditorRandy Martin

Hardcover | January 22, 2015

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The Routledge Companion to Art and Politicsoffers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take.

The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world ' discuss and demonstrate ways of making art and politics legible and salient in the world. As such the 32 chapters in this volume reflect on performing and visual arts; music, film and new media; as well as covering social practice, community-based work, conceptual, interventionist and movement affiliated forms.

TheCompanionis divided into four distinct parts:

  • Conceptual Cartographies
  • Institutional Materialities
  • Modalities of Practice
  • Making Publics

Randy Martin has assembled a collection that ensures that readers will come away with a wider view of what can count as art and politics; where they might find it; and how it moves in the world. The diversity of perspectives is at once challenging and fortifying to those who might dismiss political art on the one hand as not making sufficient difference and on the other to those embracing it but seeking a means to elaborate the significance that it can make in the world.

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politicsbrings together a range of issues and approaches and encourages critical and creative thinking about how art is produced, perceived, and received.

Randy Martinis Professor and Chair of Art and Public Policy and founding director of the graduate program in Arts Politics at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is author of books on the politics of dance, theatre, war, finance, and education.
Title:The Routledge Companion To Art And PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9.7 × 6.9 × 1 inPublished:January 22, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415645107

ISBN - 13:9780415645102

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: Conceptual Cartographies Introduction 1. On the Zoopolitics of the Voice and the Distinction Between Nature and CultureAna Mar'Ochoa  2.The Aesthetic Subject and the Politics of Speculative LaborMarina Vishmidt 3.Art and the Politics of Time-as-SubstanceJohn Roberts4. The Choreopolitical: Agency in the Age of ControlAndr'epecki5. Thinking Contradictory Thoughts: On the Convergence of Aesthetic and Social Factors in recent Sociologies of ArtEduardo de la Fuente6. Becoming Revolutionary: On Russian SuprematismBoris Groys7. Failure Over UtopiaLisa Le Feuvre8. What Did You Hear? Another Ten Theses on Militant Sound InvestigationUltra-Red Part Two: Institutional MaterialitiesIntroduction 9. Institutional Critique ReduxSteve Kurtz10. Social Turns: In Theory and Across the ArtsShannon Jackson11.The Politics of Contemporary Curating: A Technological PerspectiveJoasia Krysa12. Perverse Joy: The Paradoxes of CensorshipSvetlana Mintcheva13. Art Is GarbageToby Miller14. Grass Stage's Theater of Precarity in ChinaMark Driscoll15. Evangelism and the Gay Movement in Singapore: Witnessing and Confessions Through MasksKeng Sen Ong16. A Transformative Initiative for Achieving Cultural Equity: Community Arts University Without WallsMarta Moreno Vega17. Hapticality in the Undercommons, or From Operations Management to Black OpsStefano Harney Part Three: Modalities of PracticeIntroduction 18. Charming for the Revolution: Pussy and Other RiotsJack Halberstam19. The Yes MenJacques Servin20. 16 Notes on Collectivism and Dark MatterGregory Sholette21. Some Notes About Art, Code and Politics Under Cloudy Empire(s)Ricardo Dominguez22. The Aesthetics of Algorithmic ExperienceNed Rossiter and Soenke Zehle23. Computational Aesthetics in the Practices of Art as PoliticsPatricia TicientoClough 24. Toward Participatory AestheticsClaire Bishop with David Riff and Ekaterina Degot25. The Politics of Popular Art in IndiaSwati Chattopadhyay Part Four: Making PublicsIntroduction 26. Living Politics: The Zapatistas Celebrate Their 20thAnniversaryDiana Taylor27. Carnival, Radical Humor, and Media PoliticsRobert Stam28. Dynamic Encounters and the Benjaminian Aura: Reflections on the New Media, Next Media, and ConnectivityWafaa Bilal29. Seeking a Theater of LiberationDudley Cocke30. By Any Means NecessaryJan Cohen Cruz31. If You Really Care About Change, Why Devote Your Life to Art and Culture? Reflections of a Cultural OrganizerCaron Atlas32. Pedagogies in the Oakland ProjectsSuzanne Lacy

Editorial Reviews

"The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics is well suited for libraries working with artists, scholars, curators of contemporary art, and gallery professionals. Summing Up: Recommended."

- J. Decker, Rochester Institute of Technology in CHOICE