Essays explore contemporary artists' engagement with destruction, and how it has disrupted the perceived integrity of built structures and institutions. The effects and meanings of destruction are central to the work of many of our most influential artists. Since the early 1960s, artists have employed destruction to creative ends. Here destruction changes from a negative state or passive condition to a highly productive category. The destructive subversion of media imagery aims to release us from its controlling effects. ...

Destruction 2017, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262534345

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Destruction 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London

ISBN-13: 9780854882588