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Bijvoet, Marga

Art as Inquiry

Toward New Collaborations Between Art, Science, and Technology

Series: American University Studies - Volume 32

Year of Publication: 1997

New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1997. X, 283 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-3382-0 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.580 kg, 1.279 lbs

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Book synopsis

Art as Inquiry presents an alternative approach to the history of art and technology and art in the environment since the mid-sixties. Focusing on the search for a new concept of art, and a different function for the artist, this book discusses recent developments in Art in Public Places and Media Art in terms of new modes of interdisciplinary production and collaboration. In addition, Marga Bijvoet argues, the nature of inquiry of these art works requires a 'field' interpratation, which perceives art as a set of relations in context. She suggests that this 'movement' might eventually bear the seed for a new paradigm of the visual arts.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Marga Bijvoet obtained her doctorate degree in Art History at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands for her studies on interdisciplinary relationships between art, science and technology in American art after 1965. She was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays scholarship, has curated a number of international exhibitions, and is the author of numerous articles on video art and public sculpture.


American University Studies: Series 20, Fine Arts. Vol. 32