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Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology
     

Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology

by Alexander Alberro, Blake Stimson
 

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ISBN-10: 0262511177

ISBN-13: 9780262511179

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

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

Overview

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This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement.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 These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews.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, Raúl 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, Hélio 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262511179
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrationsxii
Prefacexiv
Reconsidering Conceptual Art, 1966-1977xvi
The Promise of Conceptual Artxxxviii
I1966-1967
A Media Art (Manifesto)2
Compositions for Audio Structures6
Position and Program8
Paragraphs on Conceptual Art12
Excerpt from Placement as Language (1928)18
The Serial Attitude22
Statement28
Buren, Mosset, Toroni or Anybody30
Remarks on Air-Conditioning: An Extravaganza of Blandness32
A Defense of the "Conceptual" Process in Art36
General Scheme of the New Objectivity40
II1968
The Dematerialization of Art46
Concerning the Article "The Dematerialization of Art"52
Statement60
Statement to Lucy Lippard62
Interview with Daniel Buren: Art Is No Longer Justifiable or Setting the Record Straight66
Tucuman Burns76
III1969
Paris Commentary82
Painting Is Obsolete88
Art Workers' Coalition Open Hearing Presentation92
Introduction98
Sentences on Conceptual Art106
Dialogue110
Dialogue Piece112
Maintenance Art Manifesto, Proposal for an Exhibition, "CARE"122
Patron's Statement for "When Attitudes Become Form"126
Politics and the Avant-Garde128
Art Tamed and Wild136
Introduction to Konzeption/Conception142
Beware144
Art After Philosophy158
Introduction to 557,087178
IV1970
Conceptual Art as Art188
Excerpts from Speculation (1967-1970)192
On Exhibitions and the World at Large198
Notes Towards Art Work204
Introduction to Art in the Mind210
Introduction to Information212
Alice's Head: Reflections on Conceptual Art216
De-aestheticization220
Contemporary Colonial Art224
Insertions in Ideological Circuits232
V1971-1974
Interview with Lawrence Weiner236
An Interview with Hans Haacke242
Rules of Thumb248
Propositions258
Interview with Art-Language262
The Trouble with Art-as-Idea268
Cultural Confinement280
Production for Production's Sake284
L'art conceptuel286
Postface, in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, 1966 to 1972294
In Support of Meta-Art298
All the "Art" That's Fit to Show302
VI1975-1977
A Declaration of Dependence308
The Art Market: Affluence and Degradation320
1975334
Having-Your-Heart-in-the-Right-Place-Is-Not-Making-History350
The Timeless Lumpenness of Radical Cultural Life354
To Be bien pensant ... or Not to Be. To Be Blind358
Documentary and Corporate Violence360
To Argue for a Video of Representation. To Argue for a Video Against the Mythology of Everyday Life366
Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Document370
Moments of History in the Work of Dan Graham376
VIIMemoirs of Conceptual Art
The 'Sixties: Crisis and Aftermath (or the Memoirs of an Ex-Conceptual Artist)392
Statements410
Conceptual Art414
My Works for Magazine Pages: "A History of Conceptual Art"418
On Conceptual Art424
Statement426
Yes, Difference Again: What History Plays the First Time Around as Tragedy, It Repeats as Farce428
Working with Shadows, Working with Words432
We Aimed to Be Amateurs442
A Conversation About Conceptual Art, Subjectivity and the Post-Partum Document450
Intention(s)460
Inside a New York Art Gang: Selected Documents of Art & Language, New York470
Statement486
"Dada--Situationism/Tupamaros--Conceptualism": An Interview with Luis Camnitzer492
VIIICritical Histories of Conceptual Art
Dan Graham's Kammerspiel504
Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutions514
Conceptual Art and Critical Judgement538
The Logic of Modernism546
Blueprint Circuits: Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America550
Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Art564

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