Faculty Book: Claire Bishop
Claire Bishop, ed.
(Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2009)
Double Agent is the exhibition catalogue for London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts exhibition which ran from February 14 to April 6, 2008, featuring international artists Pawel Althamer, Phil Collins, Dora García, Joe Scanlan, Christoph Schlingensief, Barbara Visser, Donelle Woolford, and Artur Zmijewski. The works of these artists raise questions of performance and authorship, and particularly the issues that arise when the artist is no longer the central agent in his or her own work, but instead operates through a range of individuals, communities, and surrogates. Double Agent explores the ethics of performance and representation, including the power relations involved in the use of non-professional subjects. Claire Bishop is associate professor of art history at the Graduate Center.
Submitted on: MAR 31, 2009