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Theory in contemporary art since 1985
edited by Zoya Kocur and Simon Leung.
Table of Contents
The intellectual field: a world apart / Pierre Bourdieu -- When form has become attitude - and beyond / Thierry de Duve -- One place after another: notes on site specificity / Miwon Kwon -- Biennials without borders? / Chin-Tao Wu -- Periodising contemporary art / Alexander Alberro -- Contemporary art and the politics of aesthetics / Jacques Rancière -- A note on Gerhard Richter's October 18, 1977 / Benjamin H.D. Buchloh -- Notes on surface: toward a genealogy of flatness / David Joselit -- Informe without conclusion / Rosalind Krauss -- Video projection: the space between screens / Liz Kotz -- How to provide an artistic service: an introduction / Andrea Fraser -- Conversation pieces: the role of dialogue in socially-engaged art / Grant Kester -- Antagonism and relational aesthetics / Claire Bishop -- The war on culture / Carole S. Vance -- AIDS: cultural analysis/cultural activism / Douglas Crimp -- Architecture of the evicted / Rosalyn Deutsche -- Gender is burning: questions of appropriation and subversion / Judith Butler -- Looking for trouble / Kobena Mercer -- The mythology of difference: vulgar identity politics at the Whitney Biennial / Charles A. Wright Jr. -- Haunted TV / Avital Ronell -- The architecture of porn: museum, urban detritus, and cinematic stag-rooms / Beatriz Preciado -- Cultural workers as organic intellectuals / Chantal Mouffe -- The Marco Polo syndrome: some problems around art and Eurocentrism / Gerardo Mosquera -- In the "heart of darkness" / Olu Oguibe -- The syncretic turn: cross-cultural practices in the age of multiculturalism / Jean Fisher -- Authenticity, reflexivity, and spectacle: or, the rise of new Asia is not the end of the world / Lee Weng Choy -- All-owning spectatorship / Trinh T. Minh-Ha -- Ruins, fragmentation, and the Chinese modern/postmodern / Wu Hung -- Re-politicizing art, theory, representation and new media technology / Marina Gržinić -- Miming the master: boy-things, bad girls, and femmes vitales / Mary Kelly -- Zones of indistinction: Giorgio Agamben's 'Bare life' and the politics of aesthetics / Anthony Downey -- The database / Lev Manovich -- For the love of abstraction / Blake Stimson -- The politics of sustainability: art and ecology / T.J. Demos -- Appendix: Letters and responses. Contingent factors: a response to Claire Bishop's "Antagonism and relational aesthetics" / Liam Gillick.