Site-specific interventions in Subterranean, ambulatory and Historic contexts
£19.95 | $29.95
28 x 23 cm | 9 x 11 in
54 ills | 128 pages
Editor Claire Mander
Contributors Dave Beech, Richard Cork, Sarah Kent
Sculpture Shock showcases the works of the nine winning artists of the
groundbreaking Sculpture Shock award for temporary site-specific interventions, and reveals the production processes behind these works. The award took sculpture out of the confines of the gallery space and into non-traditional environments, with a view to reintegrating art into everyday life.
Realised in media as diverse as light, sound and text, the site-specific interventions took the form of installation, performance, socially engaged, and object-based work situated within unusual sites: subterranean (the unseen world beneath our cities), ambulatory (without physical confines in movement through space and time) and historic (illustrious buildings and environments).
This richly illustrated publication is contextualised throughout by Dave Beech (writer, curator and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art), Richard Cork (British art historian, editor, critic and broadcaster) and Sarah Kent (former visual arts editor of Time Out and the ICA’s Director of Exhibitions). It is edited by Claire Mander who is Deputy Director and Curator of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.