Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

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This book answers one of the most puzzling questions in contemporary art: how did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? Not by selling out, nor by making self-undermining monuments. This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build ...

Performative Monuments: The Rematerialisation of Public Art 2014, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719095917

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Performative Monuments: The Rematerialisation of Public Art 2014, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719091636

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