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The Situationist International (1957-1972)

The Situationist International (1957-1972)


Zweifel, Stefan, Heinz Stahlhut, and Juri Steiner

eds. Pap. 2007

Book ID: 75484

This catalogue for an exhibition at Centraal Museum, Utrecht, and Museum Tinguely, Basel is the first publication to evaluate the creative contributions of the SI. It addresses three areas of Situationist practice: firstly, anonymous and communal artistic production (e.g Cobra, Asger Jorn's folk art research and the "Bauhaus Imaginiste"); secondly, "detournement," variously translated as "diversion" or "subversion," a key SI strategy in which extant works such as advertisements, comics, paintings or films are politically reconstituted by collage or other means; and thirdly, the practice of "derive"--"drift" or purposeless wandering in an urban milieu--which generated the now widely known phenomenon of "psychogeography" and led to radical reassessments of architectural practice.

256 pp., 100 color, 150 B&W illus.