Art and the city : worlding the discussion through a critical artscape / edited by Jason Luger and Julie Ren.

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Art and the city (Routledge (Firm))
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Routledge studies in urbanism and the city.
Routledge studies in urbanism and the city
xix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Art -- Political aspects.
Art and social action.
"Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing expectations about what is construed as art. But when we expand the world in which we look at art, how does this change our understanding of critical artistic practice? This book presents a global perspective on the relationship between art and the city. International and leading scholars and artists themselves present critical theory and practice of contemporary art as a politicised force. It extends thinking on contemporary arts practices in the urban and political context of protest and social resilience and offers the prism of a 'critical artscape' in which to view the urgent interaction of arts and the urban politic. The global appeal of the book is established through the general topic as well as the specific chapters, which are geographically, socially, politically and professionally varied. Contributing authors come from many different institutional and anti-institutional perspectives from across the world. This will be valuable reading for those interested in cultural geography, urban geography and urban culture, as well as contemporary art theorists, practitioners and policymakers."--Publisher's website.
Foreword: Arts works: Art worlds - scales, spaces, scapes / Harriet Hawkins
Introduction: disruptions of a critical artscape / Julie Ren
How colour replaces fear / Yazmany Arboleda and Nabila Alibhai
The collective moment: post-Museum's Rowell Road period / Jennifer Teo and Woon Tien Wei
Art/movement as a public platform: artistic creations in the sunflower movement and the umbrella movement / Pei-yi Lu and Phoebe Wong
Ghana ThinkTank: mobility, reversal and cultural difference / Gretchen Coombs
Diversifying the stage of policymaking: a new policy network in Berlin's cultural field / Friederike Landau
Alternative art schools in London: contested space and the emergence of new modes of learning in practice / Silvie Jacobi
RENT Poet: commodity, respectability and scam in Los Angeles / Brian Sonia-Wallace
Artistic activism as essential threshold from the 'peaceful, rational, non-violence' demonstrations towards revolution: social actions in Hong Kong in the pre-umbrella movement era / Liza Kam and Wing Man
The climate games: space, politics and resistance at the COP21 Paris / Ben Parry
New genre public commission? The subversive dimension of public art in post-Fordist capitalism / Thierry Maeder, Mischa Piraud and Luca Pattaroni ; translation: Jessica Strelec
Unpacking public places in Gothenburg - the Event City: becoming a cannibal / Marika Hedemyr
Our house in the middle of the street / Nela Milic
Crowd creations: Interpreting occupy art in Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement / Sampson Wong
#Beirut, urbanism and me: framing the city through space, identity and conflict / Luisa Bravo
Conclusion: towards the worlding of art and the city? / Jason Luger.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Luger, Jason, editor.
Ren, Julie, editor.
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