Davida Hewett lecture:
Martha Rosler: Garage Sale
- Socially engaged practises, “Mirrored engaged oppurtunities where the viewer can engage with the art”.
- Social forms to bring everything together within everyday life.
- 1973 – first Garage sale in California, evokes systems of value?
Joseph Beuys: “Social Sculpture”
-Gordan Matta Clark, food 1972, place for conversation/socoal interaction.
-Building cutts, around architecture, negative spaces cut into spaces.
Just performance art?
Collapsing multiple elements.
Frustrated with one dimension paintings, looks at ways in which endless possibilities arise through opening the door out of galleries and into three dimensional spaces. Much of his work often aimed to reconnect art and life, in some of the work people are invited within the work itself and much of his work aims to subvert ‘purity’.
The Happenings: John Cage
Taken over by Hippie culture, using the viewer as a participant.
Kaprow – Household-viewer as a participant-given instructions (but not told what to do word for word)
Minimilist sculpture – no point in making art just for arts sake.
-Unity as an organic living whole
-Wrapping yourself in items – all about senses/interaction.
-Experience of gallery art – using a space and deciphering it.
-Curry’s used to give to audiences, communalities the making and the eating being the art.