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Stacy Lienemann
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Analyzes collective artistic practice from the Cold War to the global present.

COLLECTIVISM AFTER MODERNISM: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945
Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette, editors
University of Minnesota Press | 240 pages | 80 halftones | 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8166-4461-2 | hardcover  | $84.00
ISBN: 978-0-8166-4462-9 | paperback | $27.95

Organized around case studies spanning the globe from Europe, Japan, and the United States to Africa, Cuba, and Mexico, Collectivism after Modernism covers such renowned collectives as the Guerrilla Girls and the Yes Men, as well as lesser-known groups. Together, these essays demonstrate that collectivism survives as an influential and increasingly visible artistic practice despite the art world’s star system of individuality. Collectivism after Modernism provides the historical understanding necessary for thinking through postmodern collective practice, now and into the future.

Contributors: Irina Aristarkhova, Jesse Drew, Okwui Enwezor, Rubén Gallo, Chris Gilbert, Brian Holmes, Alan Moore, Jelena Stojanovi´c; Reiko Tomii, Rachel Weiss.

“Don't start an art collective until you read this book.” —Guerrilla Girls

“Ever since Web 2.0 with its wikis, blogs and social networks the art of collaboration is back on the agenda. Collectivism after Modernism shows that cooperation amongst artists, activists, and designers has a rich history. Showcasing examples from around the world, this anthology maps group work throughout the 20th century. This collection convincingly proves that art collectives did not stop after the proclaimed death of the historical avant-gardes. Like never before technology reinvents the social and artists claim the steering wheel!” —Geert Lovink

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