In a series of conversations with fifteen individuals, from artists to art historians to “expert participants,” Tom Finkelpearl, executive director of the Queens Museum of Art, explores “socially cooperative art.” Interviewees describe varying participatory practices, challenges and intentions, and the difficulty of finding suitable language with which to talk about this form of art. In a thorough introduction and conclusion, Finkelpearl argues for pragmatism to be used as a critical starting point from which to understand art-based socially cooperative experiences.
What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation
Durham: Duke University Press, 2013
416 pages, $26.95 (paperback)
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