Situation Aesthetics: The Work of Michael Asher

Published in March by MIT Press: Situational Aesthetics: The Work of Michael Asher,  by Kirsi Peltomäki, assistant professor of art history at Oregon State University.

“Asher’s work has commonly been associated with minimalism, conceptual art, and, most frequently, institutional critique. Peltomäki takes a different perspective, focusing on the work’s social dimension.”  — MIT Press

The publisher has posted sample chapters online as PDF files, including “Introduction: The Experiential Matrix,” and “1. Viewing Experiences.” 

(Recently, Jennifer King published “Perpetually Out of Place: Michael Asher and Jean-Antoine Houdon at the Art Institute of Chicago,” [October 120, Spring 2007].)