The bibliography for my Stage 1 lecture, Socially Engaged Practice, in the Autumn term 2006/2007 is available here in its full, extended form. It is in part comprised of texts suggested by my colleague at Chelsea Andrew Chesher.
Socially Engaged Practice.
To consider artworks as forms of socially engaged practice is to think about the limits and contexts for making art. Who is it for, what does it do, how does it relate to the world, does it have any functions and responsibilities? Should it initiate new relationships, or reflect on social relationships, allow people to take part, create a specific audience? Is it for a gallery, who is going to see it, what are the limits of an audience’s experience of an artwork? To consider these broad issues is not necessarily to think of art as implicated within political frameworks, but is an enquiry into how art fits into and interacts with the social structures that surround and define us.
Claire Doherty (Editor), Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation, Black Dog Books 2004.
Helio Oiticica, ‘Appearance of the Supra-Sensorial’ in Art In Theory 1900-2000.
Dan Graham, ‘Presentation to an Open Hearing of the Art Workers’ Coalition’, in Art In Theory 1900-2000.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles, ‘Maintenance Art Manifesto’, in Art In Theory 1900-2000.
Artforum: from ‘The Artist and Politics: a Symposium’, in Art In Theory 1900-2000.
Claire Bishop, ‘On Collective Art’, Artforum February 2006.
Claire Bishop (Editor) Participation, Whitechapel/MIT 2006.
Carlos Basualdo, Bataille Monument, in Thomas Hirschhorn, Phaidon 2004.
Benjamin Buchlow, ‘Thomas Hirschhorn: Lay Out Sculpture and Display Diagrams, in Thomas Hirschhorn, Phaidon 2004.
Benjamin Buchloh (2001), 'Cargo and Cult: The Displays of Thomas Hirschhorn', Artforum, November 2001.
Okwui Enwezor (2000), 'Interview' (with Thomas Hirschhorn), in Thomas Hirschhorn (cat.), Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago.
Jeremy Deller (2002), The Battle of Orgreave, (film), The Uses of Literacy (book), Folk Archive (book).
David Beech (2001), ‘High on good Shit: Towards an Ethical Relation to Popular Culture’, in Jeremy Deller, Life is to Blame for Everything, Collected Works and Projects 1992-99 (cat.), Salon 3: London
Dan Smith, ‘Folk Art?’ in Art Monthly September 2006.
Jeffrey Kastner, ‘Center for Land use Interpretation’, Artforum, Summer 2005.
Daniel Birnbaum, ‘An experiment in art and community in Thailand’, Artforum, Summer 05.
Boris Groys (2002), ‘Art in the Age of Biopolitics: From Artwork to Art Documentation’, in Documenta11_Platform 5: Exhibition (cat.), Hatje Cantz, 2002.
Hans-Michael Herzog (2001), ‘An Unremitting Gaze’ (on Alfredo Jaar), in Nauman Kruger Jaar (cat.), Daros Services AG: Zürich.
Julian Stallabrass (2003), 'Free Trade/Free Art', in Cummings and Lewandowska, Free Trade (cat.), Manchester: Manchester Art Gallery.
Pierre Bourdieu (1990), The Logic of Practice, Cambridge, Polity.
Michel de Certeau (1984), The Practice of Everyday Life, Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California.