Nobody's Property Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010 Kelly Baum, Yates McKee, Uriel Abulof, Alexander J. Bacon, Rachael Z. DeLue, Margo Handwerker, Jonathan I. Levy, Michelle Y. Lim, Kurt Mueller, Christopher J. Reitz

Publication date:
16 Nov 2010
Princeton University Art Museum
144 pages: 286 x 241mm
11 b-w + 88 color illus.
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This generously illustrated volume surveys a new chapter in the history of environmental art, one in which space, geopolitics, human relations, urbanism, and utopian dreamwork play as important a role as, if not more than, raw earth. Discussed are case studies by seven artists and two artist teams—Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Francis Alÿs, Yael Bartana, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Emre Hüner, Andrea Geyer, Matthew Day Jackson, Lucy Raven, and Santiago Sierra. While some of these artists explore historical and symbolic configurations of space, others parse the social, legal, and economic conditions of specific land-sites, including the Navajo Nation, the island of Vieques, the border town of Juarez, and the cities of Tongling, Jerusalem, and Beirut. Not confined to the displacement of matter, these artists employ a wide range of media, such as performance, animation, assemblage, and photography.

Kelly Baum is the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum.

"Highly recommended."—J. Natal, Choice

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