1st Edition

Where is Art? Space, Time, and Location in Contemporary Art

Edited By Simone Douglas, Adam Geczy, Sean Lowry Copyright 2022
    242 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    242 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Featuring chapters by a diverse range of leading international artists and theorists, this book suggests that contemporary art is increasingly characterized by the problem of where and when it is situated.

    While much advanced artistic speculation of the twentieth-century was aligned with the question “what is art?,” a key question for many artists and thinkers in the twenty-first century has become “where is art?” Contributors explore the challenge of meaningfully identifying and evaluating works located across multiple versions and locations in space and time. In doing so, they also seek to find appropriate language and criteria for evaluating forms of art that often straddle other realms of knowledge and activity.

    The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, contemporary art, art criticism, and philosophy of art.

    1. Introduction

    Simone Douglas, Adam Geczy, and Sean Lowry

    2. Where is Art?

    Sean Lowry and Adam Geczy 

    3. Performance, Art, and the Relational Self

    Amelia Jones

    4. Chronotopograpical Nodes and Moments of Encounter

    Sreshta Rit Premnath

    5. Evidence

    Sharmistha Ray

    6. Ice Boat: Field Notes (in Advance of a Melt)

    Simone Douglas

    7. Bland Matter: New Materialism, and Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    Adam Geczy

    8. Bandness

    Sean Lowry and Ilmar Taimre

    9. Glittereiki

    Genevieve Hyacinthe

    10. Beirut Lab: 1975(2020). Or: again, rubbed smooth, a moment in time__caesura

    Juli Carson

    11. IrDaEdNiTcIaTlY

    Jeffrey Strayer

    12. Would the Real Tusk Please Stand Up?

    Rosanna Raymond

    13. Handiwork of Migrancy, Restitutions in the Contemporary

    Patrick Flores

    14. Erasure or Erased: An Artworld (AND WORLD) Adrift

    Brad Buckley

    15. All the World’s Futures

    Orianna Cacchione and Jessica Hong

    16. Appendix: Project Anywhere

    Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas


    Simone Douglas is a Professor in the School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons School of Design, The New School, NY, NY where she directed the MFA Fine Arts program from 2009 to 2019.

    Adam Geczy teaches at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. 

    Sean Lowry is Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies and Associate Director (Research) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.