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Conceptual Art : A Critical Anthology - Alexander Alberro

Conceptual Art

A Critical Anthology

By: Alexander Alberro (Editor), Blake Stimson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th August 2000
ISBN: 9780262511179
Number Of Pages: 624
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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use of theory by artists, curators, critics, and historians.This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement.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 more 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 These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews.Contributors : Alexander Alberro, Art & Language, Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Gregory Battcock, Mel Bochner, Sigmund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, RaA§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, HAclio 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.

Industry Reviews

"This is an extraordinary work of archeology inconceptual art, full of surprises. The book brings back to life anincredible array of discussions about rich cultural issues thatdeveloped in the West from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. A challenging'idea' book for our 'visual' times." Serge Guilbaut, Professor of Art History and Head,Department of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia

Illustrationsp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Reconsidering Conceptual Art, 1966-1977p. xvi
The Promise of Conceptual Artp. xxxviii
A Media Art (Manifesto)p. 2
Compositions for Audio Structuresp. 6
Position and Programp. 8
Paragraphs on Conceptual Artp. 12
Excerpt from Placement as Language (1928)p. 18
The Serial Attitudep. 22
Statementp. 28
Buren, Mosset, Toroni or Anybodyp. 30
Remarks on Air-Conditioning: An Extravaganza of Blandnessp. 32
A Defense of the "Conceptual" Process in Artp. 36
General Scheme of the New Objectivityp. 40
The Dematerialization of Artp. 46
Concerning the Article "The Dematerialization of Art"p. 52
Statementp. 60
Statement to Lucy Lippardp. 62
Interview with Daniel Buren: Art Is No Longer Justifiable or Setting the Record Straightp. 66
Tucuman Burnsp. 76
Paris Commentaryp. 82
Painting Is Obsoletep. 88
Art Workers' Coalition Open Hearing Presentationp. 92
Introductionp. 98
Sentences on Conceptual Artp. 106
Dialoguep. 110
Dialogue Piecep. 112
Maintenance Art Manifesto, Proposal for an Exhibition, "CARE"p. 122
Patron's Statement for "When Attitudes Become Form"p. 126
Politics and the Avant-Gardep. 128
Art Tamed and Wildp. 136
Introduction to Konzeption/Conceptionp. 142
Bewarep. 144
Art After Philosophyp. 158
Introduction to 557,087p. 178
Conceptual Art as Artp. 188
Excerpts from Speculation (1967-1970)p. 192
On Exhibitions and the World at Largep. 198
Notes Towards Art Workp. 204
Introduction to Art in the Mindp. 210
Introduction to Informationp. 212
Alice's Head: Reflections on Conceptual Artp. 216
De-aestheticizationp. 220
Contemporary Colonial Artp. 224
Insertions in Ideological Circuitsp. 232
Interview with Lawrence Weinerp. 236
An Interview with Hans Haackep. 242
Rules of Thumbp. 248
Propositionsp. 258
Interview with Art-Languagep. 262
The Trouble with Art-as-Ideap. 268
Cultural Confinementp. 280
Production for Production's Sakep. 284
L'art conceptuelp. 286
Postface, in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, 1966 to 1972p. 294
In Support of Meta-Artp. 298
All the "Art" That's Fit to Showp. 302
A Declaration of Dependencep. 308
The Art Market: Affluence and Degradationp. 320
1975p. 334
Having-Your-Heart-in-the-Right-Place-Is-Not-Making-Historyp. 350
The Timeless Lumpenness of Radical Cultural Lifep. 354
To Be bien pensant ... or Not to Be. To Be Blindp. 358
Documentary and Corporate Violencep. 360
To Argue for a Video of Representation. To Argue for a Video Against the Mythology of Everyday Lifep. 366
Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Documentp. 370
Moments of History in the Work of Dan Grahamp. 376
Memoirs of Conceptual Art
The 'Sixties: Crisis and Aftermath (or the Memoirs of an Ex-Conceptual Artist)p. 392
Statementsp. 410
Conceptual Artp. 414
My Works for Magazine Pages: "A History of Conceptual Art"p. 418
On Conceptual Artp. 424
Statementp. 426
Yes, Difference Again: What History Plays the First Time Around as Tragedy, It Repeats as Farcep. 428
Working with Shadows, Working with Wordsp. 432
We Aimed to Be Amateursp. 442
A Conversation About Conceptual Art, Subjectivity and the Post-Partum Documentp. 450
Intention(s)p. 460
Inside a New York Art Gang: Selected Documents of Art and Language, New Yorkp. 470
Statementp. 486
"Dada--Situationism/Tupamaros--Conceptualism": An Interview with Luis Camnitzerp. 492
Critical Histories of Conceptual Art
Dan Graham's Kammerspielp. 504
Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutionsp. 514
Conceptual Art and Critical Judgementp. 538
The Logic of Modernismp. 546
Blueprint Circuits: Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin Americap. 550
Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Artp. 564
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ISBN: 9780262511179
ISBN-10: 0262511177
Series: Conceptual Art
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 25th August 2000
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.14