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Series 1:
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Series 3:
 —   Modern and Contemporary Art
 —   Conceptual Art
 —   New Media Art
 —   Participatory and Relational Art
 —   Installation Art
 —   Public Art
 —   Performance Art
Introduction   |   Essay   |   Resources   |   Booklet

Participatory and Relational Art Resources


Robert Atkins, Politics, Participation, and Meaning in the Age of Mass Media, Thames and Hudson, 2008.

Deborah Barndt (ed.), Wild Fire: Art as Activism, Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006.

Ciaran Benson (ed.), Art and the Ordinary – The ACE Report, Dublin: ACE Committee, 1989.

Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture, London: Routledge, 1994.

Johanna Billing, Maria Lind, and Lars Nilsson (eds.), Taking the Matter into Common Hands: Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2007.

Claire Bishop (ed.), Participation, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006.

Nicolas Bourriaud, Relational Aesthetics, Dijon: Les Presse du Reél, 1998.

Nicolas Bourriaud, Altermodern, London: Tate Publishing, 2009.

William Cleveland, Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World’s Frontlines, Oakland, CA: New Village Press, 2008.

Claire Doherty (ed.), Contemporary Art: From Studio to Situation, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2004.

Charles Esche, Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader, London: Tate Publishing, 2008.

Nina Felshin (ed.), But Is It Art?: The Spirit of Art as Activism, Seattle, WA: Bay Press, 1995.

Tom Finkelpearl, Dialogues in Public Art, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Sandy Fitzgerald (ed.), An Outburst of Frankness: Community Arts in Ireland - A Reader, Dublin: tasc at New Island, 2006.

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000.

Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland (eds.), The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena, An Anthology from High Performance Magazine 1978-1998, Critical Press, 1998.

Rudolf Frieling (ed.), The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Thames & Hudson, 2008.

Alfred Gell, Art and Agency: An Anthropological Theory, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.

Charlie Gere and Michael Corris, Non-relational Aesthetics, (Transmission: the Rule of Engagement), London: Artwords Press, 2008.

Jürgen Habermas, The Theory of Communicative Action, Volumes 1&2, Trans. Thomas McCarthy, Boston: The Beacon Press, 1984.

Maurice Halbwachs, On Collective Memory, Trans. Lewis A. Coser, University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Geoffrey Hendricks (ed.), Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia, and Rutgers University,1958-1972, Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Grant Kester, Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art, University of California Press, 2004.

Miwon Kwon, One Place After Another: Site-specific Art and Locational Identity, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2004.

Markus Miessen and Shumon Basar (eds.), Did Someone Say Participate? – An Atlas of Spatial Practice, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

Chantal Mouffe (ed.), Dimensions of Radical Democracy: Pluralism, Citizenship, Community, London: Verso, 1992.

Ailbhe Murphy et al (eds.), Unspoken Truths, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 1996.

Frank Popper, Art, Action and Participation, London: Studio Vista, 1975.

Jacques Rancière, The Emancipated Spectator, Verso, 2009.

Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette (eds.), Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945, University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics, New York: Zone Books, 2002.


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