The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982 / Edition 1

The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982 / Edition 1

by Peter Fischli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0935640762

ISBN-13: 9780935640762

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Walker Art Center

Photography has become an increasingly pervasive medium of choice in contemporary art practice and is even employed at times by artists who do not necessarily consider themselves to be photographers. How did this come to be? The Last Picture Show will address the emergence of this phenomenon of artists using photography by tracing the development of conceptual

Overview

Photography has become an increasingly pervasive medium of choice in contemporary art practice and is even employed at times by artists who do not necessarily consider themselves to be photographers. How did this come to be? The Last Picture Show will address the emergence of this phenomenon of artists using photography by tracing the development of conceptual trends in postwar photographic practice from its first glimmerings in the 60s in the work of artists such as Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ed Ruscha and Bruce Nauman, to its rise to art-world prominence in the work of the artists of the late 70s and early 80s including Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman. Intended as a major genealogy of the rise of a still-powerful and evolving photographic practice by artists, the checklist will include a wide array of works examining a range of issues: performativity and photographic practice; portraiture and cultural identity; the formal and social architectonics of the built environment; societal and individual interventions in the landscape; photography's relationship to sculpture and painting; the visual mediation of meaning in popular culture; and the poetic and conceptual investigation of visual non-sequiturs, disjunctions and humorous absurdities. Bringing together a newly commissioned body of scholarship with reprints of important historical texts, The Last Picture Show seeks to define the legacy that has produced a rich body of photographic practice in the art world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935640762
Publisher:
Walker Art Center
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Acknowledgments7
The Last Picture Show9
Artists and Photographs20
"I'm Not Really a Photographer"22
The Anti-Photographers24
"Marks of Indifference": Aspects of Photography in, or as, Conceptual Art32
Vito Acconci45
Bas Jan Ader47
Giovanni Anselmo50
Eleanor Antin52
John Baldessari54
Bernd and Hilla Becher58
Joseph Beuys61
Mel Bochner64
Christian Boltanski67
Marcel Broodthaers70
Victor Burgin72
Sarah Charlesworth74
Bruce Conner78
Jan Dibbets80
Valie Export82
Alternative Pictures: Conceptual Art and the Artistic Emancipation of Photography in Europe86
Photographs of Motion97
The Weight of Time99
Art through the Camera's Eye105
Misunderstandings (A Theory of Photography)107
The Adventures of the Picture Form in the History of Photography113
Hans-Peter Feldmann129
Peter Fischli and David Weiss131
Gilbert & George136
Dan Graham138
Hans Haacke143
Douglas Huebler146
Yves Klein148
Imi Knoebel149
Silvia Kolbowski153
Jeff Koons155
Barbara Kruger156
David Lamelas158
Louise Lawler160
Sherrie Levine163
Sol LeWitt168
Richard Long174
Cancellation177
Notes on My Photographs, 1969-1970183
Notebook Excerpts, 1969184
The Austerlitz Effect: Architecture, Time, Photoconceptualism185
My Files of Movie Stills195
Disposable Matter: Photoconceptual Magazine Work of the 1960s196
The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism204
Gordon Matta-Clark208
Ana Mendieta211
Mario Merz212
Nasreen Mohamedi214
Bruce Nauman218
Helio Oiticica and Neville d'Almeida226
Dennis Oppenheim228
Giulio Paolini230
Giuseppe Penone232
Adrian Piper234
Sigmar Polke238
Richard Prince240
Statement244
Incorrect245
The 8-Track Photograph246
The Velvet Well248
Without Walls249
Glossolalia259
The Latest Picture262
Charles Ray267
Martha Rosler272
Allen Ruppersberg274
Edward Ruscha278
Cindy Sherman284
Laurie Simmons290
Robert Smithson294
Ger Van Elk298
Jeff Wall301
Andy Warhol302
Robert Watts310
William Wegman312
James Welling317
Hannah Wilke321
Exhibition Checklist322
Index330
Lenders to the Exhibition333
Reproduction Credits334

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