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Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artist/Author: Claire Bishop | Reference: P2127 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-690-3 | Type: Publication

Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as ‘social practice’. Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. The itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group.