Art Works: Place (Art Works)
Tacita DeanISBN: 0500930074; 9780500930076;
Book Description A unique exhibition in a book, presenting challenging art that addresses the function of place in the contemporary world. Art Works: An exciting new series celebrating the vitality and diversity of art in the twenty-first century. Everyone wants to find his or her own place in the world. But where is it and what is it? How do we recognize place as being significant and not just merely space? And what is it that makes one place special and another not? These are questionsthat have taxed philosophers as far back as Ancient Greece, but they are much more than philosophical investigations. In a world where neighbor fights neighbor over a stretch of land, or where some groups can feel safe only in certain locations, place isa living reality that can be either the cause for violent conflict or the glue that binds communities together. This exhibition in a book presents some of the most challenging art to address the function of place in the contemporary...