Artistic Research and the Utopia of the Everyday
Anette Baldauf, Stefan Gruber, Moira Hille, Annette Krauss, Vladimir Miller, Mara Verlic, Hong-Kai Wang & Julia Wieger (Eds.)
The 18th volume in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna series, Spaces of Commoning raises unsettling questions about research ethos, accountability, and the entanglement of power and knowledge embedded in Western sciences, arts and architecture. The well-designed, illustrated softcover book gathers over 20 case studies by an international collective of artists, architects and social theorists to investigate the question of “commoning” practices in Austria, Ethiopia, Greece and across the world. Organized into six sections—”No Beginnings,” “Call to Order,” “Wage Labor and Reproductive Labor,” “Noise as Border,” Bodies and Other Ghosts” and “Commoning as Horizon”— the essays explore how social movements are often caught between competing agendas and the gap between agendas and everyday life. It is the sites of these struggles that constitute the Spaces of Commoning. With contributions by artists Moira Hill and CASCO Office, scholar Lisa Lowe, spatial and urban theorists Stavros Stavrides and Stefan Grub, sociologist and art historian Pelin Tan, and architect Julia Wieger, among others.
6 ½ x 8 ¾ in. / 276 pp / 20 b&w and 13 color
Retail Price: $30.00
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA