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Across the Art/Life Divide - Performance, Subjectivity, and Social Practice in Contemporary Art

$62.00 NZD

In this book, Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of performance, authorship, and identity, Across the Art/Life Divide examines how ordinary, everyday life is transformed into art.


  • Critiques under-examined forms, such as stand-up comedy and sketch shows, alongside more traditional artistic media
  • Examines work of a wide range of contemporary artists



Martin Patrick is an art critic and senior lecturer at the Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.


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