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The gestures of participatory art

By Sruti Bala

The gestures of participatory art
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  • ISBN: 9781526100771
  • Publish Date: Jul 2018
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526148124
  • Publish Date: Apr 2020
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  • ISBN: 9781526107701
  • Publish Date: Jul 2018
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0770-1
    • Published Date: July 2018

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    Winner of the 2019 ASCA Book Award

    Participation is the utopian sweet dream that has turned into a nightmare in contemporary neoliberal societies. Yet can the participatory ideal be discarded or merely replaced with another term, just because it has become disemboweled into a tool of pacification? The gestures of participatory art insists that the concept of participation must be re-imagined and shifted onto other registers. Moving from reflections on institutional critique and impact to concrete analyses of moments of unsolicited, delicate participation and refusal, the book examines a range of artistic practices from India, Sudan, Guatemala and El Salvador, the Lebanon, the Netherlands and Germany. It proposes the concept of the gesture as a way of theorising participatory art, situating it between the visual and the performing arts, as both individual and collective, both internal attitude and social habitude.

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