The Artist As

The Artist As
Sternberg Press

The role of the artist extends beyond that of painter or sculptor. In carrying out their creative process, artists may act as a producer, director, writer, orchestrator, ethnographer, choreographer, poet, archivist, forger and curator, among others.

How has this pluralism of duties influenced an artist’s practice; and shift how their work is conceptualised, made, and received? This is but one of the many questions that led to this volume, ‘The Artist As’, which includes essays from Walter Benjamin theorising the politics of authorship in his 1934 essay ‘The Author as Producer’ to Emily Pethick and Hal Foster’s shared concerns of a Brechtian disruption of barriers between artists and their audiences, as well as contributions from various academics, writers, curators, artists and theorists: Brook Andrew, Heman Chong, Ekaterina Degot, Hal Foster, Helen Hughes, Helen Johnson, Isabel Lewis, Adam Linder, Suhail Malik, Tara McDowell, Terry Smith, Cecilia Vicuña, and Tirdad Zolghadr.