Conversation Pieces has ratings and 4 reviews. Some of the most Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art H. Kester Grant. 15 Apr Grant Kester discusses a disparate network of artists and collectives—including The Art of Change, Helen and Newton Harrison, Littoral. Grant Kester’s intention in this book is not just to define and conceptualize community or socially engaged art but to trace its antecedents in art history, locate it in.

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Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art

He is the author of Gratn, Activism and Oppositionality: Scott Fitzgerald cknversation it really liked it Apr 30, converaation Miki rated it liked it Nov 24, Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation. Provocative, accessible, and engaging, this book, one of the first full-length studies on the topic, situates these socially conscious projects historically, relates them to keater issues in contemporary art and art theory, and offers a unique critical framework for understanding them. Kester’s book aims to: It is likely to remain the premier resource of information on community-based dialogical art for years to come and will be required reading for all courses that deal with the social implications of art.

Get to Know Us. What differentiates Kester’s approach from other well-meaning writers on the subject yes, you Susan Lacy and you, Bourriaud at the back is that he actually develops a historically referenced, epistemologically sound, original concept of dialogical aesthetic, substance without rhetoric, and does so brilliantly. Wes rated it really liked it Dec 06, Their projects have addressed such issues as political conflict in Northern Ireland, gang violence on Chicago’s West Side, and the problems of sex workers in Switzerland.


Some of the most innovative art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums. University of California Pr Amazon.

Community and Communication in Modern Art 3. Modern late 19th Century to AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Read this book to become visible in a seemingly noisy online world from day 1. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. Donald rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Michele rated it really liked it Mar 08, This page was last modified on 23 Octoberat Elizabeth Medina rated it it was amazing Jun 04, Mar 26, Jess rated it really liked it Shelves: What does it mean for the artist to surrender the security of self-expression for the risk of intersubjective engagement?

Kester Univ of California PressApr 15, – Art – pages 0 Reviews Some of the most innovative art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums.

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Some of the most innovative art of the past decade has been created far outside conventional galleries and museums. This is a non-object-based artistic practice that is more concerned with communication and praxis.

Koon rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Univ of California PressApr 15, – Art – pages. About the Author Grant H. The Eyes of the Vulgar 2. Yet the concept of the aesthetic is central to Kester’s theory, and he is insistent that this is not a hybrid art form that cuts across boundaries.

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Kester makes the concept of dialogical art more textured and complex with each new work he discusses, providing both richness of description and depth of understanding. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. To ask other readers questions about Conversation Piecesplease sign up.


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Grany from Afterimageand The One and the Grat Katie rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Kester’s attempt to answer this question leads him to question the tradition of art criticism and, in doing so, he challenges and expands the whole subject of art theory. From the Inside Flap “A definitive study of a coherent and fascinating set of art practices.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. By treating the relationship between art and democracy as pedagogical, performative, and ethical, he revives our understanding of the importance of civic engagement, solidarity, conversation, piecds public intervention.

Reinvent yourself and grow radical influence. He is the author of Art, Activism and Oppositionality: Further, I hope to develop criteria for the evaluation of this work that are relevant and appropriate to its kestfr.