Artwork as Social Model: A Manual of Questions and Propositions. Stephen Willats. Research Group for Artists Publications (RGAP).

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Artwork as Social Model: A Manual of Questions and Propositions. Stephen Willats. Research Group for Artists Publications (RGAP).

Stephen Willats’ art practice addresses contemporary social and cultural issues. His polemic takes ideas beyond the norms and conventions of the object-based art world, to explore possibilities inherent within communal groups.

In many of his projects he has collaborated with members of diverse communities in a variety of everyday settings, initiating interventions that build on the richness and complexity of self-organisation to determine and reinforce a sense of identity.The result is a body of artworks with a dynamic, interactive, social function.

This manual, which includes texts, interviews and artwork from five decades of practice, is intended as a tool for any artist or practitioner looking to find a meaningful relationship with contemporary society. It proclaims, and argues for, a culture that promotes the fluid, transient, relative and complex society from which it stems.

Hardcover
336 Pages
22 x 17 cm

Price: €21.00

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