An Ethnography of an Academic Art Scene

Author: Judith E. Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351318942

Category: Art

Page: 165

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Universities have become important sources of patronage and professional artistic preparation. With the growing academization of art instruction, young artists are increasingly socialized in bureaucratic settings, and mature artists find themselves working as organizational employees in an academic setting. As these artists lose the social marginality and independence associated with an earlier, more individual aesthetic production, much cultural mythology about work in the arts becomes obsolete. This classic ethnography, based on fieldwork and interviews carried out at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1980s, analyzes the day-to-day life of an organization devoted to work in the arts. It charts the rise and demise of a particular academic art "scene," an occupational utopian community that recruited its members by promising them an ideal work setting. Now available in paperback, it offers insight into the worlds of art and education, and how they interact in particular settings. The nature of career experience in the arts, in particular its temporal structure, makes these occupations particularly receptive to utopian thought. The occupational utopia that served as a recruitment myth for the particular organization under scrutiny is examined for what it reveals about the otherwise unexpressed impulses of the work world.
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Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104033196

Category: Art

Page: 448

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WAS IST EIN KÜNSTLER? – Ein einzigartiger Blick hinter die Kulissen der Kunstwelt Was bedeutet es heute ein Künstler zu sein? Ist man mehr Unternehmer oder Unterhalter? Und wie bleibt man authentisch? Die Kunstexpertin und Soziologin Sarah Thornton nimmt uns mit zu den Superstars der internationalen Kunstszene – wie z.B. Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic – sowie zu den »rising stars«. In drei Akten – Politik, Verwandtschaft und Handwerk – begibt sie sich in die Welt von 33 Künstlern: sie blickt nicht nur in deren Ateliers, sondern auch in Wohnzimmer und auf Bankkonten. Sie führt Hunderte von Gesprächen, ist dabei, wenn Ideen entstehen und große Werke Gestalt annehmen. Mit scharfem Blick analysiert sie die vielfältigen Antworten auf die Frage: Was ist ein Künstler? Mit Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutlug Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, Larry Gagosian, Martha Rosler, Elmgreen and Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alÿs, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Massimiliano Gioni, Rashid Johnson, Damien Hirst, Andrea Fraser, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland, Beatriz Milhazes und Isaac Julien.
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Author: Hans-Peter Müller,Steffen Sigmund

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783810016720

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Nach der Ära der dominanten Großtheorien von Habermas und Luhmann befindet sich die deutsche Soziologie in einer Umbruchssituation. Offen für theoretische, methodische und sachliche Anregungen, bietet ihr gerade die zeitgenössische amerikanische Soziologie eine Fülle von Anschlußperspektiven, die befruchtend auf die Diskussion hierzulande wirken können. Die Auswahl von Autoren und Aufsätzen repräsentiert die Hauptlinien der amerikanischen Soziologie der letzten fünfzehn Jahre. Die Texte stehen stellvertretend für zentrale Trends in der amerikanischen Soziologie, wie die analytische Mikro-Makro-Orientierung, die Renaissance kultursoziologischer Fragestellungen, die zunehmende historisch-komparative Ausrichtung oder den sogenannten "New Institutionalism". Zum Teil haben sie die Theorieentwicklung selbst angestoßen und geprägt. Allesamt sind sie Ausdruck für ein neues theoretisches Bewußtsein, das an die Stelle von Großtheorien Ansätze mittlerer Reichweite rückt, deren analytischer Charakter sich in theoretisch inspirierten, methodisch raffinierten und kompetent angelegten empirischen Studien niederschlägt. Der vorliegende Band möchte einen Beitrag zur laufenden Diskussion leisten. Denn vielleicht stellt die amerikanische Soziologie am Ende dieses Jahrhunderts einen ebenso wichtigen Impulsgeber für die Weiterentwicklung der deutschen Soziologie dar, wie dies in umgekehrter Richtung zu Beginn des Jahrhunderts der Fall war.
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Cultural Activism, Power, and Public Life in America

Author: Melissa Checker,Maggie Fishman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502427

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Activism is alive and well in the United States, according to Melissa Checker and Maggie Fishman. It exists on large and small scales and thrives in unexpected places. Finding activism in backyards, art classes, and urban areas branded as "ghettos," these anthropologists explore the many routes people take to work toward social change. Ten absorbing studies present activist groups across the country—from transgender activists in New York City, to South Asian teenagers in Silicon Valley, to evangelical Christians and Palestinian Americans. Each one examines a social change effort as it unfolds on the ground. Through their anthropological approach these portraits of American society suggest the inherent possibilities in identity-based organizing and offer crucial in-depth perspectives on such hotly debated topics as multiculturalism and the culture wars, the environment, racism, public education, Native American rights, and the Christian right. Moving far beyond the walls of academia, the contributors address the complex issues that arise when researchers have stakes in the subjects they study. Scholars can play multiple roles in the activist struggles they recount, and these essays illustrate how ethnographic research itself can become a tool for activism.
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Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847089062

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment?In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship and Craft - Sarah Thornton compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question: what is an artist?33 Artists in 3 Acts draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world's most important artists, to ask what it means to be making artworks in different parts of the world today. With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, we have unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan on the way to and from the show that announces his death. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists' studios, homes and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cinematic experiences, which juxtapose artists in thought-provoking ways, and build up narratives that end with epiphanies.33 Artists in 3 Acts is a generational touchstone, a powerful triptych and gripping anti-monograph about truth, integrity, credibility and recognition. Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary art, this masterful act of storytelling will also delight any reader seeking to understand creative lives.
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Author: Nico Stehr,Volker Meja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Knowledge, Sociology of

Page: 477

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eine Studie zum Wandel von Arbeit und Identität am Beispiel der Werbeberufe

Author: Cornelia Koppetsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Creative ability

Page: 224

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historical, philosophical, and educational dimensions

Author: Irene G. Shur,Franklin Hamlin Littell,Marvin E. Wolfgang

Publisher: Sage Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 1909

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Author: Vincent Bonin,Michèle Thériault

Publisher: Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 407

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In the mid-1960s, Canadian artists suffered from cultural isolation as museums were indifferent to their work and the international art market seemed beyond reach. Artists made up for this state of exclusion by creating alternative spaces in which they could present experimental work and offer services to members of their communities. This collection of critical essays addresses an historical moment in which the investment of the concept of information by artists converged with the role of administrator they bestowed upon themselves. The historical trajectory of these self-managed organizations can now be observed in their archival fonds, where the results of partially realized utopias exist alongside material evidence of the artists labour. Following the decompartmentalization characterizing the period, the editorial structure of this publication provides equal visibility both to the sampling of documents and to the case studies based on the close reading of the concerned items.
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the rise of experimentalism in American music

Author: Catherine M. Cameron

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 163

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Written in the anthropological tradition of ethnography, this is a comprehensive account of the radical American musical called experimentalism that arose early in the century and peaked in the 1950s and 1960s.
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the politics of art and culture in contemporary Egypt

Author: Jessica Winegar

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780804754767

Category: Art

Page: 377

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Ethnographic study of cultural politics in the contemporary Egyptian art world, examining how art-making is a crucial aspect of the transformation from socialism to neoliberalism in postcolonial countries.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore

ISBN: 8858820053

Category: Art

Page: 432

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Che cosa significa essere artisti oggi? È una forma particolare di imprenditorialità o una vocazione quasi religiosa? È un modo di fare filosofia o di fare intrattenimento? Nei tre “atti” che compongono questo libro, vengono messe a confronto le differenti risposte che si possono dare a una semplice domanda: che cos’è un artista? Basandosi su centinaia di incontri di persona con alcuni dei più importanti artisti a livello internazionale, Sarah Thornton cerca di spiegare che cosa voglia dire produrre opere d’arte ai giorni nostri, nel mondo. Grazie alla sua guida fidata e alla sua competenza, abbiamo accesso in modo inedito alle vite degli artisti, attraverso una chiacchierata a tarda notte via Skype con Ai Weiwei o una corsa in taxi con Maurizio Cattelan per andare e tornare dalla mostra intitolata alla sua morte. Seguiamo Thornton mentre investiga le psicologie, le personalità, le convinzioni politiche, le reti sociali degli artisti, mentre ne scandaglia gli studi, le case e le esposizioni personali, ponendo domande su tutto ciò che li riguarda, dai conti in banca alle camere da letto. Ne ricava una serie di vividi quadri, rivelatori nel loro giustapporre le diverse risposte, e non risposte, date dai suoi interlocutori. Dopo aver esplorato il mondo dell’arte contemporanea, ne "Il giro del mondo dell’arte in sette giorni", Thornton racconta qui la vita di tanti dei più importanti artisti contemporanei (Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, per dirne alcuni). Spiega come si muovono a livello internazionale, come creano le loro opere di successo, come impongono la propria credibilità. E lo fa con una narrazione da dietro le quinte che umanizza gli artisti e insieme demistifica l’arte contemporanea, rivelando le sfide, i conflitti, le ipocrisie con cui si devono confrontare i creativi. "33 artisti in 3 atti" è una lettura essenziale per chiunque si interessi di arte contemporanea, ma anche un magistrale racconto per qualunque lettore curioso delle esistenze
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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une sociologie de la médiation

Author: Antoine Hennion

Publisher: Editions Métailié

ISBN: 9782864241621

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 406

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