Disordered Attention - Claire Bishop in Conversation - Thursday 25th July

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Disordered Attention - Claire Bishop in Conversation - Thursday 25th July

Join us for an evening with renowned art historian, critic and Presidential Professor of Art History PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center, Claire Bishop.

The Art Research Group at Manchester Met University, UNITOM and the publisher Verso invite you celebrate the release of Claire Bishop’s publication 'Disordered Attention - How We Look at Art and Performance Today.'

This event precedes a symposium on ancestral avant-gardes and radical rites organised by Claire Bishop and the Art Research Group set to take place in March 2025 at Manchester School of Art. Further details will be confirmed in due course via the Art Research Group’s Instagram and X accounts. 

Event Schedule:

  • Doors Open - 5:30pm
  • Welcoming Drinks - 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Claire Bishop In Conversation - 6:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Audience Q+A - 6:45pm - 7:00pm
  • Post-Talk Signing Session - 7:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Doors Close - 8:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Capacity is limited, so a ticket is required to attend this event. If you would also like to pre-order a copy of the book, it will be available for you to collect at the event.

Disordered Attention - How We Look At Art Performance Today

"How technology and the attention economy has impacted contemporary art.

The ways we encounter contemporary art and performance is changing. Installations brim with archival documents. Dances stretch for weeks. Performances last a minute. Exhibitions are spread out over thirty venues. There are endless artworks about mid-century architecture and design. How are we expected to engage with today's diverse practise? Is the old model of close-looking still the ideal, or has it given way to browsing, skimming, and sampling?

Across four essays, art historian and critic Claire Bishop identifies trends in contemporary practice - research-based installations, performance exhibitions, interventions, and invocations of modernist architecture - and their challenges to traditional modes of attention. Charting a critical path through the last three decades, Bishop pinpoints how spectatorship and visual literacy are evolving under the pressures of digital technology."

  • Publisher ‏-‎ Verso Books
  • Language ‏- ‎English
  • Hardcover ‏
  •  ‎272 Pages
  • ISBN 9781804292884
  • Dimension - 14.63 x 2.13 x 21.72 cm