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A Relational Aesthetics Bookshelf

A Relational Aesthetics Bookshelf

In 1996, French theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud put together a show called Traffic, in which he advanced a new kind of art that he named “Relational Aesthetics.” The artists Bourriaud convened under this rubric--among them Liam Gillick, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Carsten Höller and Vanessa Beecroft--all envisage their audience as potential collaborators and a potential community, so that the work’s meaning is generated collectively rather than individually (as with a traditional observer/artwork encounter). Bourriaud himself describes Relational Aesthetics as “a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space.” Rirkrit Tiravanija’s 1990s installations, in which meals were cooked for visitors, provide a classic instance of Relational Aesthetics in action; Vanessa Beecroft’s use of models and audience involvement are another. Our Artbook Curated Library is a selection of the finest monographs available on these artists.

Relational Aesthetics: Recommended Reading List

          
Carsten Höller: Decision
Carsten Höller: Decision
HAYWARD PUBLISHING

Pbk, 2 vols., 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs / 64 color. | 9/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781853323324 | $20.00


Carsten Höller: Register
Carsten Höller: Register
FONDAZIONE PRADA

Hardcover, 7.5 x 6 in. / 286 pgs / 220 color. | 2/2/2002 | In stock
ISBN 9788887029178 | $60.00


Gelatin's ACB
Gelatin's ACB
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hardback, 10 x 12.75 in. / 326 pgs / 300 color / DVD (PAL). | 7/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783865604088 | $115.00


Hans Ulrich Obrist & Philippe Parreno: The Conversation Series
Hans Ulrich Obrist & Philippe Parreno: The Conversation Series
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 154 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 3/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783865603401 | $22.00


Jeremy Deller: Joy in People
Jeremy Deller: Joy in People
HAYWARD PUBLISHING

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 214 pgs / 180 color. | 5/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781853322945 | $40.00


Liam Gillick: Factories in the Snow
Liam Gillick: Factories in the Snow
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color. | 11/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701647 | $45.00


Liam Gillick: Proxemics
Liam Gillick: Proxemics
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in. / 288 pgs. | 1/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701012 | $22.00


Philippe Parreno
Philippe Parreno
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 8.75 x 13.25 in. / 256 pgs / 143 color / 25 bw. | 10/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783037640333 | $65.00


Philippe Parreno: Films 1987-2010
Philippe Parreno: Films 1987-2010
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN/KOENIG BOOKS

Hbk, 8.75 x 10 in. / 200 pg / illustrated throughout. | 6/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865609434 | $69.95


Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija
JRP|RINGIER

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 218 pgs / 1000 color. | 9/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783905770322 | $75.00


Theanyspacewhatever
Theanyspacewhatever
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Hardback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 85 color. | 10/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780892073771 | $49.95






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