Participation in contemporary art

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This presentation aims at providing a better understanding of the role, origin and evolution of participation in contemporary art with a specific focus on technology and participation. It will also provide an overview of participative art models developed in the last decade and the trend they created.

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Participation in contemporary art

  1. 1. P art icipation a new paradigm redseedS Art Studio
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>A new paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>The Art of Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Typology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>In participatory art projects artists use participation as a component of art making. </li></ul><ul><li>In participative art projects however, participation IS the project and the artist creates the framework allowing for participation with no pre-conceived ideas of the outcome. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A New Paradigm: cognition & art Prehistoric Era Emerging Experience Middle Ages Believing Faith Modern Times Mirroring Individuation Ancient Times Belonging Myth Renaissance Discovering Imitation Our Time Uniting Connection
  5. 5. The Art of Connection <ul><li>Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual Art </li></ul><ul><li>Participative Art </li></ul>
  6. 6. Public Art Artist Modern Art
  7. 7. Public Art Artist Conceptual Art
  8. 8. Participative Art Public Art Artist
  9. 9. Typology <ul><li>Connecting & Networking </li></ul><ul><li>time sensitive artworks to be experienced under specific conditions or at a specific date and time </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings & Conviviality </li></ul><ul><li>art generating encounters or meetings of all kinds </li></ul><ul><li>Contract & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>contractual relationship and collaborative art processes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Connecting & Networking <ul><li>Robert Barry (1969) </li></ul><ul><li>“ This morning I release half a cubic meter of helium..” </li></ul><ul><li>Liam Gillick (1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Designed a conference room & organized a symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Mobs (2003) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Meetings & Conviviality <ul><li>Rirkrit Tiravanija (1984) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooked dinner for the public </li></ul><ul><li>Braco Dimitrijevic </li></ul><ul><li>“ Casual Passer-by” giant posters of anonymous passer-by </li></ul><ul><li>Philippe Parreno (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Organized a party during the Dijon art fair </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contract & Collaboration <ul><li>Noritoshi Hirakawa (1994) </li></ul><ul><li>Placed an ad in newspaper for a travel companion to Greece and created a show about the experience </li></ul><ul><li>Alix Lambert (1992) </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding Piece - got married 4 times in 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Spencer Tunick </li></ul><ul><li>Photography of hundreds nude people in public places </li></ul>
  13. 13. Participation & technology <ul><li>The Saatchi Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Saatchi gallery website invites all artists to present their work </li></ul><ul><li>Rhizome.org </li></ul><ul><li>Online platform to promote contemporary art </li></ul><ul><li>Café </li></ul><ul><li>Public art competition hub for online artist submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Art-Eco.net </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary art projects selected & funded by the public </li></ul>

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