Art Workers

Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era

Julia Bryan-Wilson

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During the late 1960s and early 1970s, in response to the political turbulence generated by the Vietnam War, an important group of American artists and critics sought to expand the definition of creative labor by identifying themselves as 'art workers'. This book examines this movement.

Julia Bryan-Wilson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine.

"Of immediate, practical value to young artists today who want to re-establish art as an alternative place in the culture, though her clean prose will also make the book inviting to more casual readers."--New York Times Book Review "[A] smart new study... Bryan-Wilson applies her numerous insights with care."--Bookforum "A vivid picture of artistic activism, essential both for the art history of the 1960s and for today's discourse on art and politics."--Artforum "Superior study... highly recommended"--Choice "Tackles the political self-identification of artists with aplomb."--Art Journal (Caa)


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 294
Erscheinungsdatum 01.02.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-520-26975-0
Verlag University of California Press
Maße (L/B/H) 25.4/17.6/2 cm
Gewicht 602 g
Abbildungen 12 color illustrations and 92 black-and-white photographs


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  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1 From Artists to Art Workers 2 Carl Andre's Work Ethic 3 Robert Morris's Art Strike 4 Lucy Lippard's Feminist Labor 5 Hans Haacke's Paperwork Epilogue Notes List of Illustrations Index