The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of 20th century art. Published ... Show synopsis The desire to move viewers out of the role of passive observers and into the role of producers is one of the hallmarks of 20th century art. Published in the "Documents of Contemporary Art" series, this title collects texts that place this artistic development in historical and theoretical context including essays by Umberto Eco, Roland Barthes, Peter Burger, Jean-Luc Nancy, Edouard Glissant, Felix Guattari and Jacques Ranciere. The book also includes central writings by such artists as Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Joseph Beuys, Adrian Piper, Thomas Hirschhorn and Rirkrit Tiravanija, and features recent critical and curatorial debates, with discussions by Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Hal Foster and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. This work includes essays by Roland Barthes, Joseph Beuys, Nicolas Bourriaud, Peter Burger, Graciela Carnevale, Lygia Clark, Collective Actions, Eda Cufer, Guy Debord, Jeremy Deller, Umberto Eco, Hal Foster, Edouard Glissant, Group Material, Felix Guattari, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Holler, Allan Kaprow, Lars Bang Larsen, Jean-Luc Nancy, Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Helio Oiticica, Adrian Piper, Jacques Ranciere, Dirk Schwarze, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.