Photography After Conceptual Art / Edition 1

Photography After Conceptual Art / Edition 1

by Diarmuid Costello
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444333607

ISBN-13: 9781444333602

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Although many believe that photography has emerged as post-conceptual art's pre-eminent medium, there is as yet little consensus about the state of contemporary photographic art. What exactly is at stake? Photography After Conceptual Art presents a series of original chapters that address substantive theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues raised by

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Although many believe that photography has emerged as post-conceptual art's pre-eminent medium, there is as yet little consensus about the state of contemporary photographic art. What exactly is at stake? Photography After Conceptual Art presents a series of original chapters that address substantive theoretical, historical, and aesthetic issues raised by post-1960s photography as a mainstream artistic medium - particularly in light of the off-heard critique of the arts' 'post-medium' condition. Contributions trace photographic art's remarkable transformation from the 'non-aesthetic' uses of the medium associated with various conceptual and post-conceptual practices of the 1960s and 1970s to the large scale pictorial colour images that have dominated the medium since the 1990s. The theoretical and aesthetic implications of this historical metamorphosis are considered from a number of conflicting theoretical perspectives. Among the influential artists discussed are Ed Ruscha, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Douglas Huebler, Mel Bochner, Sherrie Levine, Roni Horn, Thomas Demand, and Jeff Wall - whose work is considered from the perspectives of Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, Gilles Deleuze, Roland Barthes, Michael Fried, and several others. Photography After Conceptual Art offers an insightful and illuminating snapshot of the current state of debate in the realm of photographic art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333602
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Series:
Art History Special Issues Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vi

1 Introduction: Photography after conceptual art Diarmuid Costello Margaret Iversen 1

2 Auto-maticity: Ruscha and performative photography Margaret Iversen 12

3 Ed Ruscha, Heidegger, and deadpan photography Aron Vinegar 28

4 Subject, object, mimesis: The aesthetic world of the Bechers' photography Sarah E. James 50

5 Exit ghost: Douglas Huebler's face value Gordon Hughes 70

6 Productive misunderstandings: Interpreting Mel Bochner's theory of photography Luke Skrebowski 86

7 Roni Horn's Icelandic encyclopedia Mark Godfrey 108

8 Thomas Demand, Jeff Wall and Sherrie Levine: Deforming 'Pictures' Tamara Trodd 130

9 Almost Merovingian: On Jeff Wall's relation to nearly everything Wolfgang Brückle 153

10 Morning cleaning: Jeff Wall and The Large Glass Christine Conley 172

Index 193

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