Theories about the relationship between Art & Society (Socio-historic dimensions). References to Readings Today: Becker, Howard. “Art Worlds", and Bourdieu, Pierre. "Who Creates the 'Creator'?” & "The Circle of Belief” Inglis, David. “Thinking ‘Art’ Sociologically”
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References to Readings Today:
Becker, Howard. “Art Worlds", and
Bourdieu, Pierre. "Who Creates the 'Creator'?” & "The Circle of Belief”
Inglis, David. “Thinking ‘Art’ Sociologically”
Mitchell, W.J.T. “Offending Images..”
Becker “The power of inertia”
Bill Viola “Crossings” (detail)
Cultural Sections of papers like The Georgia Straight
broader: Sunday New York Times -- Arts and Leisure Section (in library)
Other magazines and journals devoted to the arts
Web sites, blogs etc… showcasing art,
“The Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres will hold their annual festival, Swarm, to mark the kick-off of Vancouver’s artist-run centre programming season. Two nights full of gallery hopping, public projects, and artist collectives will leave you feeling inspired. Swarm is always a fun party and a great way to connect with our alternative art scene.”
Art as historical record (events, practices, values)-- notion of Zeitgeist (spirit of the time) or mentalities
Ex. representation of perspective in neo-classical painting. Jacques Louis David c. 1889. The lictors bringing to Brutus the bodies of his sons
Pink Bloque (2001-2005) Dancing in Dissent protesting racism & sexism at street danceshttp://www.pinkbloque.org/
What is art? Who decides? social issues & institutionsEx. Marcel Duchamp--Readymade Sculptures vs. conventional techniques (challenging definitions of what is art and who decides)
Fountain, original (left) and recreations of lost 1917 “Original”
Who decides what is art?– the artist, experts, publics??
(l.)Leonardo DaVinci’s so-called Mona Lisa c. 1503; (r.) Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q, 1920 for a Paris Dada show.
(l.)Leonardo DaVinci’s so-called Mona Lisa c. 1503; (r.)Book cover from Cultural Studies for Beginners by Sardar & Van Loon.
Jean August Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque (1814), oil on canvas.
Manet credibility & authority within art worldsOlympia 1863.Another Example
“Many people know that I used to play the piano for a living, in taverns, for dances, weddings, bar mitzvas, Safeway employees Christmas parties, and so on. Here is a picture of the Bobby Laine Trio, circa 1950 (Bobby Laine, tenor; Dominic Jaconetti, drums; Howie Becker, piano), performing at the 504 Club, which was located at 504 W. 63rd St. in Chicago” from Howie Becker’s homepage
L-“The sculpture resembles a giant model kit with snap-out pieces.” (CBC)
R-“Romania is depicted as a vampire theme park.” (CBC)
See also CBC coverage (link) Jan 14 2009
British (Telegraph) coverage and video
Bulgaria as a toilet link