Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art

Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art
Author: Paul O’Neill, Claire Doherty (Eds.)
Publisher: Valiz
Language: English
Pages: 422
Size: 21 x 13,5 cm
Weight: 750 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-90-78088-51-6
Price: €19.90
Product Description

Locating the Producers explores how 'durational' processes to public art curating and commissioning have emerged as an alternative to nomadic, itinerant and short-termist approaches in recent years. It provides an in-depth analysis of five durational projects as its starting point: The Blue House, and Beyond, the Netherlands, Trekroner Art Plan, Denmark, and Creative Egremont, and the Edgeware Road Project, United Kingdom.

This book provides a dynamic assessment of different curational methodologies alongside critical reflections on durational projects as counter-spectacles. The authors explore how and why artists and curator-producers are adopting durational approaches to commissioning contemporary art for specific places and how each process conceives of time as part of a cumulative curational practice.

Paul O’Neill is a curator, artist and writer based in Bristol. From 2007-2010 he was Great Western Research Alliance (GWR) Research Fellow in Commissioning Contemporary Art with Situations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Paul has curated or co-curated more than fifty exhibition projects. His writings has been published in many books, catalogues, journals and magazines.

Claire Doherty is Founding Director of Situations, a commissioning and research programme based at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Situations commissions artists'projects, outside conventional gallery or museum settings, with an emphasis on new forms of public engagement. | more
In 2009, she was awarded a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award as an outstanding cultural entrepreneur. | back