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On Perceiving Conceptual Art

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Although ‘conceptual art’ covers many different kinds of works, for at least one paradigmatic kind of conceptual artwork the question of what role perception plays in appreciation is crucial. If the ... More


Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Peter Lamarque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores certain fundamental metaphysical aspects of works of art, giving focus to a distinction between works and the materials that underlie or constitute them. This constitutive material ... More


Adrian Piper: the body after conceptualism

Nizan Shaked

in The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992750
eISBN:
9781526128171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter takes a close look at Adrian Piper’s transition from Conceptual Art to conceptualism, in the context of Conceptual Art’s canonical interpretations. I observe that her contribution was ... More


The synthetic proposition: conceptualism as political art

Nizan Shaked

in The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992750
eISBN:
9781526128171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter takes a comparative look at several models of interdisciplinary conceptualist practices that responded critically to Conceptual Art’s original claims. Artists responded to a limitation ... More


Introduction

Nizan Shaked

in The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992750
eISBN:
9781526128171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The introduction addresses two intersecting trajectories in American art between the late 1960s and the early twenty-first-century century. On the one hand, it traces the ways in which disciplinary ... More


Conceptual art

Anjan Chatterjee

in The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199811809
eISBN:
9780199369546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Consider five conceptual artists, such as Serrano, Gonzales-Torres, Antoni, Porte, and Calle, and their art. Each of these artists received attention and notoriety. Their kind of art has been called ... More


The Ontology of Conceptual Art: Against the Idea Idea

Julian Dodd

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In their book, Who’s Afraid of Conceptual Art?, Peter Goldie and Elisabeth Schellekens elaborate and defend what they call ‘the idea idea’: a view most succinctly formulated as the thesis that ... More


Marcel Broodthaers, An Artist in Quotation Marks

Patrick Greaney

in Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687343
eISBN:
9781452949116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687343.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter deals with Marcel Broodthaers and his role as the traditional artist in contrast to Debord’s revolutionary perspective. It begins with an account of Broodthaers’ artistic works and ... More


Much Ado about Art

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Beyond Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591558
eISBN:
9780191771842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591558.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Philosophers turned to theories of art, which state what makes any item a work of art, principally in order to address puzzle cases — works of avant-garde art that seem to challenge traditional ... More


The Logic of Form: Peter Eisenman’s Early Work

Sean Keller

in Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226496498
eISBN:
9780226496528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496528.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The chapter examines the early work of architect and theorist Peter Eisenman who, though adamantly opposed to the design methods approach of figures such as Alexander, also attempted to develop a ... More


The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Nizan Shaked

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992750
eISBN:
9781526128171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The synthetic proposition: Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and the sexual-liberty movements on ... More


Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Liam Gillick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780231170208
eISBN:
9780231540964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170208.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

The history of modern art is often told through aesthetic breakthroughs that sync well with cultural and political change. From Courbet to Picasso, from Malevich to Warhol, it is accepted that art ... More


The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Jasper Bernes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization provides an original account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture. Examining American conceptual art and ... More


Introduction

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The central argument of the book is introduced; that the counter-tradition Jeff Wall helped develop with other artists in Vancouver has included a gendered bifurcation of space since its earliest ... More


Revolting Photographs: Proletarian Amateurism in Jo Spence and Terry Dennett’s Photography Workshop

Siona Wilson

in Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816685738
eISBN:
9781452950648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685738.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The open-ended collaborative project, Photography Workshop (run by Jo Spence and Terry Dennett), ends the decade and the book with the emergence of photography as a newly critical art form. The ... More


Remixing: Tracing the Limitations of Art History in Los Angeles

Karen Mary Davalos

in Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata Since the Sixties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479877966
eISBN:
9781479825165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877966.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter remixes the exhibition record in Los Angeles and documents new information about Chicana/o art exhibitions in mainstream museums. Looking at an exhibition long forgotten, most likely ... More


Prostitution and the Problem of Feminist Art: The Emergent Queer Aesthetic of COUM Transmissions

Siona Wilson

in Art Labor, Sex Politics: Feminist Effects in 1970s British Art and Performance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816685738
eISBN:
9781452950648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685738.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

COUM Transmissions’ notorious performance-based installation, Prostitution (1976) was presented one month after Mary Kelly’s Post-Partum Document at the very same venue. Chapter three finds ... More


Self-Consciousness Raising: The Style of Self-Performance in the 1970s

Christopher Grobe

in Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479829170
eISBN:
9781479839599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Two narratives dominate existing accounts of feminist art in America in the 1970s. One says that this art was politically and aesthetically naïve, based too firmly in consciousness raising. The other ... More


Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Against Repeatable Artworks

Allan Hazlett

in Art and Abstract Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691494
eISBN:
9780191746277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691494.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There seem to be repeatable artworks. Plays and musical works (like Hamlet or ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’) can be performed again and again; installations (like Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #260) can be ... More


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