Andrea Phillips

  • Actors, Agents and Attendants

    Actors, Agents and Attendants

    Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Health

    Markus Miessen and Andrea Phillips

    Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Public Health examines changing political uses of the concept of care in neoliberal democracies and asks how artists, architects, and designers both contribute to and attempt to critique its social manifestations. The publication brings together case studies of artistic and design interventions within health and social care institutions and broader political and philosophical essays and interviews relating to civic wellbeing. Contributors include curators, artists, politicians, architects, and healthcare professionals.

    Caring Culture is the first volume in the Actors, Agents and Attendants series of publications and symposia commissioned by SKOR to investigate the role of cultural practice in the organization of the public domain.

    Contributors Nils van Beek, Marc Bijl, AA Bronson, Beatriz Colomina, Elmgreen & Dragset, Martijn Engelbregt, Fulya Erdemci, Mark Fisher, Margreet Fogteloo, Mika Hannula, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Mari Linnman, Marien van der Meer, Markus Miessen, Merijn Oudenampsen, Andrea Phillips, Edi Rama, Robert Sember/Ultra-red, Studio Makkink & Bey, Sally Tallant, Anton Vidokle, Dmitry Vilensky/ Chto delat, Steven de Waal, Gavin Wade, Huib Haye van de Werf

    • Paperback $32.00

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  • Public Servants

    Public Servants

    Art and the Crisis of the Common Good

    Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon

    Essays, dialogues, and art projects that illuminate the changing role of art as it responds to radical economic, political, and global shifts.

    How should we understand the purpose of publicly engaged art in the twenty-first century, when the very term “public art” is largely insufficient to describe such practices?  Concepts such as “new genre public art,” “social practice,” or “socially engaged art” may imply a synergy between the role of art and the role of government in providing social services. Yet the arts and social services differ crucially in terms of their methods and metrics. Socially engaged artists need not be aligned (and may often be opposed) to the public sector and to institutionalized systems. In many countries, structures of democratic governance and public responsibility are shifting, eroding, and being remade in profound ways—driven by radical economic, political, and global forces. According to what terms and through what means can art engage with these changes? This volume gathers essays, dialogues, and art projects—some previously published and some newly commissioned—to illuminate the ways the arts shape and reshape a rapidly changing social and governmental landscape. An artist portfolio section presents original statements and projects by some of the key figures grappling with these ideas.

    • Hardcover $44.95 £38.00