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Critical landscapes : art, space, politics

Scott, Emily Eliza, 1971- (Added Author). Swenson, Kirsten. (Added Author).

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  • OCLC: ocn961881502
  • ISBN: 0520285492
  • ISBN: 9780520285491
  • ISBN: 0520285484
  • ISBN: 9780520285484
  • ISBN: 0520961315
  • ISBN: 9780520961319
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations
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  • Published: Oakland, Calif. :University of California Press,©2015.
  • Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2015.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Part I Against the abstraction of space -- After the production of space / Julian Myers-Szupinska -- Experimental geography : from cultural production to the production of space / Trevor Paglen -- Critical day trips : tourism and land-based practice / Sarah Kanouse -- Sahara Chronicle (2006-9) / Ursula Biemann -- On Francis Alÿs, When Faith Moves Mountains (2002) / Kirsten Swenson -- A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012- ) / Amy Balkin -- On The Otolith Group, The Radiant (2012) / Ruth Erickson -- Mirror Travel in the Motor City (2005- ) / Edgar Arceneaux and Julian Myers-Szupinska -- Part II Land claims : space and subjectivity -- Aftermath : two queer artists respond to nuclear spaces / Julia Bryan-Wilson -- Look again : subjectivity, sovereignity, and Andrea Geyer's Spiral Lands / Jeannine Tang -- Earthkeeping, earthshaking / Kelly C. Baum -- On Sigalit Landau, DeadSee (2005) / Nuit Banai -- What Is a Photograph? (2013) / Yazan Khalili -- On Allora & Calzadilla, Land Mark (Foot Prints) (2001-2) / Aaron Bobrow-Strain -- Where Eagles Dare (2013) / Shiloh Krupar -- The Vanishing Indian Repeat Photography Project (2011- ) / Nicholas Brown -- on The decolonizing architecture art residency Return to Jaffa (2012) / Lorenzo Pezzani -- The Border Crossed Us (2011) / Catherine D'Ignazio, Amber Day, and Nicole Siggins with the Institute for Infinitely Small Things -- Part III Geographies of global capitalism -- Another world, and another ... : Notes on Uneven Geographies / T.J. Demos -- Documenting accumulation by dispossession / Ashley Dawson -- On Teddy Cruz, The Political Equator (2005-11) / Dongsei Kim -- On Santiago Sierra, Sumisión (Submission, formerly Word of Fire) (2006-7) / Kelly C. Baum -- On Simon Starling, One Ton II (2005) / James Nisbet -- On George Osodi, Oil Rich Niger Delta (2003-7) / Giulia Paoletti -- Deep Weather (2013) / Ursula Biemann -- On Tue Greenfort, Exceeding 2 Degrees (2007) / Luke Skrebowski -- Area of Detail (2010) / Lize Mogel -- Part IV -- Urbanization with No Outside -- The land and the economics of sustainability / Janet Kraynak -- Growing ecologies of contemporary art : vignettes from Shanghai / Ying Zhou -- On FlyingCity, All Things Park (2004) / Chunghoon Shin -- On Nils Norman, The Contemporary Picturesque (2001) / David Pinder -- On Laura Kurgan and Eric Cadora, Million Dollar Blocks (2005) / Jenna M. Lloyd and Andrew Burridge -- On The Center for Urban Pedagogy, Affordable Housing Tooklit (2010) / Liz Mogel -- On Olga Koumoundouros, Notorious Possession (2012) / Robby Herbst -- On eteam, International Airport Montello (2005-8) / Paul Monty Paret -- On Vivan Sundaram, Trash (2005-8) / Saloni Mathur.
Summary: "From Francis Alÿs and Ursula Biemann to Vivan Sundaram, Allora & Calzadilla, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, some of the most compelling artists today are engaging with the politics of land use, including the growth of the global economy, climate change, sustainability, Occupy movements, and the privatization of public space. Their work pivots around a set of evolving questions: In what ways is land, formed over the course of geological time, also contemporary and formed by the conditions of the present? How might art contribute to the expansion of spatial and environmental justice? Editors Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson bring together a range of international voices and artworks to illuminate this critical mass of practices. One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, Critical Landscapes skillfully surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena. This cross-disciplinary collection is destined to be an essential reference not only within the fields of art and art history, but also across those of cultural geography, architecture and urban planning, environmental history, and landscape studies"--Provided by publisher.
Note: English.
Subject: Cultural landscapes
Land use -- Political aspects
Art -- Political aspects
Landscape architecture
Landscapes in art

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