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Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York

Adair Rounthwaite. Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

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In Asking the Audience, Adair Rounthwaite analyzes the rising popularity of audience participation in American art during the 1980s. From artists and audiences to institutions, funders, and critics, Rounthwaite traces the networks that participatory art creates between various agents, demonstrating how, since the 1980s, leftist political engagement has become a cornerstone of the institutionalized consumption of contemporary art.

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