Artangel and Financing British Art: Adapting to Social and Economic Change, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Artangel and Financing British Art

Adapting to Social and Economic Change, 1st Edition

By Charlotte Gould

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154 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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Description

The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and site-specific artworks of the last decades, from Rachel Whiteread’s House to Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave. Artangel’s existence spans three decades, which now form a coherent whole in terms of both art historical and political periodisation. It was launched as a reaction to the cuts in funding for the visual arts introduced by the Thatcher government in 1979 and has since adapted in a distinctive way to changing cultural policies. Its mixed economic model, the recourse to public, private and corporate funds, is the result of the more general hybridisation of funding encouraged by successive governments since the 1980s and offers a contemporary case study on broader questions concerning the specificities of British art patronage. This book aims to demonstrate that the singular way its directors have responded to the vagaries of public funding and harnessed new national attitudes to philanthropy has created a sustainable independent model, but also that it has been reflected more formally, in their approach to site. The locational art produced by the agency has indeed mirrored new distinctions between public and private spaces, it has reflected the social and economic changes the country has gone through and accompanied the new cultural geographies shaping London and the United Kingdom. Looking into whether their funding model might have had a formal incidence on the art they helped produce and on its relation to notions of publicness and privacy, the study of Artangel gives a fresh insight into new trends in British site-specific art.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Post-Consensus Cultural Policies and the Hybridisation of Funding: A British Model

2. Artangel, Producing Art in the Post-Consensus Age

3. The Public Art of Artangel

4. Dissemination, the New Sites of Art

Conclusion

About the Author

Charlotte Gould is Assistant Professor of British Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France.

About the Series

British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

This series exists to publish new and rigorous scholarship of the highest quality on British and Irish art after 1700. Proposals will offer new bodies of research or new interpretations, ideally both, and should demonstrate a clear awareness of the proposed volume's contribution to current and wider art-historical debates. We define British art broadly to mean art made in the British Isles or by British artists, and particularly welcome proposals which address the topic from international or comparative cultural perspectives. We also welcome proposals for intellectually ambitious studies concerning more localised areas, issues and themes within British and Irish art during this period. Above all, we encourage proposals for books on British and Irish art which transcend the descriptive in order to offer a broader methodological and/or historiographical contribution to the discipline of art history.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART006000
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015110
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART026000
ART / Sculpture & Installation
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
ART059000
ART / Museum Studies
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain