Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology

Conceptual Art: A Critical AnthologyThis Landmark Anthology Collects For The First Time The Key Historical Documents That Helped Give Definition And Purpose To The Conceptual Art Movement.Compared To Other Avant Garde Movements That Emerged In The 1960s, Conceptual Art Has Received Relatively Little Serious Attention By Art Historians And Critics Of The Past Twenty Five Years In Part Because Of The Difficult, Intellectual Nature Of The Art This Lack Of Attention Is Particularly Striking Given The Tremendous Influence Of Conceptual Art On The Art Of The Last Fifteen Years, On Critical Discussion Surrounding Postmodernism, And On The Use Of Theory By Artists, Curators, Critics, And Historians.This Landmark Anthology Collects For The First Time The Key Historical Documents That Helped Give Definition And Purpose To The Movement It Also Contains Recent Memoirs By Participants, As Well As Critical Histories Of The Period By Some Of Today S Leading Artists And Art Historians Many Of The Essays And Artists Statements Have Been Translated Into English Specifically For This Volume A Good Portion Of The Exchange Between Artists, Critics, And Theorists Took Place In Difficult To Find Limited Edition Catalogs, Small Journals, And Private Correspondence These Influential Documents Are Gathered Here For The First Time, Along With A Number Of Previously Unpublished Essays And Interviews.Contributors Alexander Alberro, Art Language, Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Gregory Battcock, Mel Bochner, Sigmund Bode, Georges Boudaille, Marcel Broodthaers, Benjamin Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Ian Burn, Jack Burnham, Luis Camnitzer, John Chandler, Sarah Charlesworth, Michel Claura, Jean Clay, Michael Corris, Eduardo Costa, Thomas Crow, Hanne Darboven, Ra L Escari, Piero Gilardi, Dan Graham, Maria Teresa Gramuglio, Hans Haacke, Charles Harrison, Roberto Jacoby, Mary Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, Max Kozloff, Christine Kozlov, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Lee Lozano, Kynaston McShine, Cildo Meireles, Catherine Millet, Olivier Mosset, John Murphy, H Lio Oiticica, Michel Parmentier, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Nicolas Rosa, Harold Rosenberg, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Jeanne Siegel, Seth Siegelaub, Terry Smith, Robert Smithson, Athena Tacha Spear, Blake Stimson, Niele Toroni, Mierle Ukeles, Jeff Wall, Rolf Wedewer, Ian Wilson I was introduced to conceptual art by attending a retrospective show of Bruce Naumann s work around 20 years ago at the Walker Gallery I d seen stuff like that before, but hadn t known the category of conceptual art existed This anthology is a very good collection of some of the pertinent writings and some examples of conceptual art What struck me is that most of the writings from the artists who began the movement and if there is one thing this collection makes clear, it s that it is impossible to speak of conceptual art as a movement in any sort of easy, art historical terms in the mid to late 1960s reflect their each artist s own concerns with the commodity status of art and the gallery system or the sense of stagnation in art circles of that time However, most of those writing are entirely incoherent to someone entering them like me from the outside I was much impressed by the work that began to appear in the 1970s that sought to seriously theorize what was going on and what the various social and economic problems were that these artists were wanting to take on, change, or avoid Much of t his work is theorized in Marxist form though some do use some of the continental structur

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  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology
  • Alexander Alberro
  • English
  • 07 March 2018
  • 0000262511177