10 (a) Journal Article
Papastergiadis, Nikos and Danielle Wyatt. “Is This How Participation Goes?” FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism, Issue 12/13, (Winter and Spring 2019).
Asking questions of the body, space, institutional frameworks and global markets, this article provokes the idea of neutral artistic participation within neoliberal culture. The authors ask whether artists are truly at the vanguard of democratic social change. Or rather, regardless of good intention, are many artistic contributions more advantageous to a capitalistic corporate agenda? Looking specifically at Melbourne, Australia, these concerns are linked to the ways in which art can be viewed. Using traditional examples like cultural institutions or public art projects, the critique continues to consider emerging ideas of bodies as sites, domestic spaces, and the globalized art infrastructure. This last example is seen as way in which local or national markets are bypassed through franchising of fairs and events. Additionally, gentrification (as a de-territorializing and re-territorializing displacement) amplifies the ways in which local artists and galleries can operate. As a whole, the authors argue that a desire for presentation, promotion and preservation needs to be balanced, so that growth does not morph into destruction.
10 (b) Book
Kaye, Nick. Site-Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation. London: Routledge, 2000.