From April to July 2018 I worked at the Stedelijk Museum Library in Amsterdam, to research literature on site-specific art and installation art. As the library’s website says: “The Stedelijk Museum library owns one of the largest collections of publications on the areas of modern and contemporary art, design, photography, time based art, installations and art theory. You can enter the library free of charge. The Stedelijk library is one of the best kept secrets for anyone looking for a quiet place to read or study” (https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/visit/library). I can confirm it’s true. My project couldn’t have started without this research stay. Now off to some vacation: I’ll be back in September with news about a research seminar in analytic philosophy of art that I’m organizing at the University of Padova for 2018/2019.
Irvin, Sherri (2005), “The artist’s sanction in contemporary art”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 63 (4).
Veikos, Cathrine (2006), “To Enter the Work: Ambient Art”, Journal of Architectural Education, 59(4): 71-80.
Schütze, Bernard (2006), “The Skin of Sculpture: Inside and Outside Ernesto Neto’s Multi-Sensorial Installation Spaces”, Jumerlages, 75: 25-27.
Dixon, Steve (2007), Digital Performance. A history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Scholte, Tanja and ‘t Hoen, Paulien (eds.) (2007), Project Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art, Institut Collectie Nederland Research (ICN).
Fifield, George and Donath, Judith (2008), Act. React. Interactive Installation Art, Milwaukee Art Museum and Aspect (Boston, MA).
Irvin, Sherri (2008), “The Ontological Diversity of Visual Artworks”, in Kathleen Stock and Katherine Thomson-Jones (eds.), New Waves in Aesthetics, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-19.
Feriani, Barbara e Pugliese, Marina (2009), Monumenti effimeri. Storia e conservazione delle installazioni, Milano: Mondadori Electa (also available in English).
Mondloch, Kate (2010), Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.
Simanowski, Roberto (2011), Digital Art and Meaning: Reading Kinetic Poetry, Text Machines, Mapping Art and Interactive Installations, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.
Scholte, Tatja and Wharton, Glenn (eds.) (2011), Inside Installations. Theory and Practice in the Care of Complex Artworks, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Kosmala, Katarzyna (2011), “Temporality and alteration of social boundaries in the making of an art installation”, Creative Industries Journal, 4(1): 53-69.
Rebentisch, Juliane (2012), Aesthetics of Installation Art, translated by Daniel Hendrickson with Gerrit Jackson, Berlin: Sternberg Press (original title: Ästhetik der Installation, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2003).
McTighe, Monica E. (2012), Framed Space. Photography and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art, Dartmouth College Press.
Ran, Faye (2012), “A Prehistory of Installation Art. From Tableau Object to Tableau Vivant“, in Faye Ran, History of Installation Art and the Development of New Art Forms, New York: Peter Lang.
van Mechelen, Marga (2012), Art at large. Through Performance and Installation Art, Arnhem: ArtEZ Press.
van Saaze, Vivian (2013), Installation Art and the Museum. Presentation and Conservation of Changing Artworks, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Noordegraf, Julia et al. (eds.) (2013), Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art. Challenges and Perspectives, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Irvin, Sherri (2013), “A Shared Ontology: Installation Art and Performance”, in Christy MagUidhir (ed.), Art and Abstract Objects, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Garrido Castellano, Carlos (2014), “Conceptual Materialism. Installation Art and the Dismantling of Caribbean Historicism”, Third Text, 28(2): 149-162.
De Oliveira, Nicolas et al. (2015), A Book of Burning Matches. Collecting Installation Art Documents, Berlin: me Collectors Room Berlin & Olbricht Foundation.
McConchie, Jack & Rolfe, Melanie (2016), “Ephemeral Monuments: History and Conservation of Installation Art”, Journal of the Institute of Conservation, 39(1): 70-72.
Wilder, Ken (2016), “Projective art and the ‘staging’ of empathic projection”, Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 5(1&2): 125-140.
Dodd, Julian & Irvin, Sherri (2017), “In Advance of the Broken Theory: Philosophy and Contemporary Art”, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 75 (4): 375-386.
Wilder, Ken (2018), “The configurational encounter and the problematic of beholding”, in Quinn, Malcom et al. (eds.), The Persistence of Taste. Art, Museums and Everyday Life after Bourdieu, London: Routledge.