The Spatial Politics of the Sculptural: Art, Capitalism and the Urban Space

Euyoung Hong

Spatial Politics of the Sculptural explores an expanded idea of the sculptural from a multi-disciplinary perspective.


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Book Information

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish Date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 206
ISBN-13: 9781783487608
ISBN-10: 1783487607
Language: English

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Space is a formative factor in the production of sculpture. Phenomenological thought interprets sculptural work in relation to the immersive experience of the viewer, situating it within its environment. But what possibilities lie beyond this unitary position? What is the political potential of a sculptural object? How can its spatial relations and movements be reconfigured beyond its immediate environment? Spatial Politics of the Sculptural investigates the concept of space and its role in the production of the sculptural form from a multidimensional perspective. Engaging with the work of Krauss, Fried, Merleau-Pony, Deleuze and Guattari, and using case studies of urban development in Paris, New York and Seoul it reinterprets and dislocates the sculptural form in terms of the political dynamism of space proposing a new methodology for reading, producing and expanding sculptural practice. Drawing on David Harvey's theory of capital, it scrutinizes the idea of the spatial in the process of urbanization. It examines the interrelationship between capital flow and accumulation, and explores the production and destruction of space in relation to the creation of three-dimensional works of art. In doing so, it expands the idea of the sculptural object in relation to the urban environment.

About the Author

Euyoung Hong is a Lecturer at Ewha Womans University, Seoul.

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