Models of Site-Related Art Practice: Critical Potential and Mobility in the Phenomenological Model of Site-Specific Art

By Margaret Roberts.

Published by The Arts Collection

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This paper reconsiders two aspects of the schema developed by art-theorist Miwon Kwon to analyse developments in site-related art practices since the 1960s—critical potential and mobility. Kwon’s schema is made up of three models of the site, the phenomenomological, institutional-critique and discursive models. This paper proposes a reconceptualisation of the first model that alters the relationships between the models in the schema, so that, rather than demonstrating a progression between models that leaves only the last one remaining relevant today, the schema instead recognises the potential for ongoing development within each model.

Keywords: The Phenomenological Model of the Site, Site-Specific Art, Miwon Kwon, Anthony Giddens

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.215-222. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.198MB).

Dr. Margaret Roberts

Lecturer, National Art School, Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Margaret Roberts is a Sydney-based installation artist, writer and art educator (www.margaretroberts.org)

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