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Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art

Jennifer Johung


From property deeds to shipping containers to wearable shelters to virtual spaces: what does it mean to draw a spatial boundary? To be at home? In a world in which notions of place are constantly changing, this book looks at new constructions of staying in place—in contemporary site-specific art, digital media, portable architecture, and various other imaginable shelters and sites. The book suggests that while “place” may no longer be a sustainable category, being in place and belonging at home are nonetheless possible. By emphasizing reusability rather than fixed constructions, art and archit ... More

Keywords: site-specific art, virtual spaces, spatial boundary, home, pprtable architecture, spatial situation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816672875
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672875.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Johung, author
Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee