Heterotopia: art ephemera, libraries and alternative space

Cooke, Jacqueline. 2006. Heterotopia: art ephemera, libraries and alternative space. Art Documentation, 25(2), pp. 37-40. ISSN 0730-7187 [Article]

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Investigates the potential of a collection of art ephemera to represent contemporary art practices in a library, which are otherwise rarely documented. Art ephemera are particularly likely to record transient and informal organizations and associated contingent strategies from the unstable and fugitive terrain of ‘alternative’ art activities, which have been a vital part of contemporary practice. Their qualities, as art ephemera, give them a value as a source of potential histories, which might otherwise remain obscure. I am most concerned in this project, with art practices which are not object-based, which are tactical and contextual and in which the idea of ‘alternative space’ remains operative, taking place London in the late 1990s.

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Article

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E-journal at http://www.arlisna.org/artdoc/.

Keywords:

art ephemera libraries heterotopia avant-garde alternative space

Dates:

DateEvent
October 2006Published

Item ID:

142

Date Deposited:

08 Feb 2007

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 15:28

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/142

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