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Extra/Ordinary free pdf Contemporary artists such as Ghada Amer and Clare Twomey have gained international reputations for work that transforms "ordinary" craft media and processes into extraordinary conceptual art, from Amer's monumental stitched paintings to Twomey's large, ceramics-based installations. Despite the amount of attention that curators and gallery owners have paid to these and many other conceptual artists who incorporate craft into their work, few art critics or scholars have explored the historical or conceptual significance of craft in contemporary art. Extra/Ordinary takes up that task. Reflecting on what craft has come to mean in recent decades, artists, critics, curators, and scholars develop theories of craft in relation to art, chronicle how "fine art" institutions understand and exhibit craft media, and offer accounts of activist crafting, or craftivism. Some contributors describe generational and institutional changes underway, while others signal new directions for scholarship, considering craft in relation to queer theory, masculinity, and science. Encompassing quilts, ceramics, letterpress books, wallpaper, and textiles, and moving from well-known museums, to home workshops, to political protests, Extra/Ordinary is an eclectic introduction to the "craft culture" referenced and celebrated by artists promoting new ways of thinking about the role of craft in contemporary art. Contributors: Elissa Auther- Anthea Black- Betty Bright- Nicole Burisch- Maria Elena Buszek- Jo Dahn- M. Anna Fariello- Betsy Greer- Andrew Jackson- Janis Jefferies- Louise Mazanti- Paula Owen- Karin E. Peterson- Lacey Jane Roberts- Kirsty Robertson- Dennis Stevens- Margaret Wertheim

About Maria Buszek

Maria Elena Buszek is a critic, curator, and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado, Denver. She is the author of the book Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture, also published by Duke University Press. She has written for magazines and journals including BUST, Art in America, Photography Quarterly, and TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies.

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Author : Maria Buszek
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 25 March 2011
ISBN : 0822347393
EAN : 9780822347392
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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