Conceptualisms and Other Fictions: The Collected Writings of Eduardo Costa 1965-2015

Conceptualisms and Other Fictions: The Collected Writings of Eduardo Costa 1965-2015

by Eduardo Costa


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934254639
Publisher: Les Figues Press
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The artist Eduardo Costa was born in Buenos Aires in 1940. He studied painting and literature and was an active participant in the multimedia experiments in the arts that centered on the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. From 1981 to 2003, he lived in New York, where he exhibited his work and wrote for Art in America, Flash Art, and other magazines. Since 2003, he has lived in Buenos Aires. His work is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim, Museu de Arte Moderna do Río de Janeiro, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, and the Fundación Jumex, among others.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction: A Creator of Genres i

Note on the Texts xi

Mental Relations (1965) 1

First Listening Session of Works Created Using Oral Language (1966) 6

Oral Literature (1966) 7

Eduardo Costa: An Interview about Oral Literature (1966) 9

Recovery from Chance (1966) 13

A Mass Media Art (Manifesto) (1966) 15

Mass Media Art: Creation of the First Work (1966) 17

On Happenings, Happening: Reflections and an Account (1966) 21

Steps Towards Tomorrow: Eduardo Costa Interviewed by Ángel Núñez (1967) 27

Six Absences (1968) 30

For an Oral Language Arc (1969?) 35

The Fashion Show Poetry Event Essay (1969) 37

The Fashion Show Poetry Event Poems (1969) 41

Letter from New York (1969) 46

Useful Art Manifesto (1969) 53

Announcement of Tape Poems (1969) 54

An Introduction to Tape Poems (1969) 56

Four Works: First Tale, Second Tale, and Third Tale (1969) 58

Four Works: Property Poem (1969) 61

Proposal for a Street Work (1969) 62

Street Works (1969) 63

A Fashion (A Tale) (1970) 65

Letter to Athena Tacha about the Art in the Mind exhibition (1970) 67

A piece that is essentially the same as a piece made by any of the first conceptual artists, dated two years earlier than the original and signed by somebody else (1970) 69

You See a Dress (1970) 70

Evolution of the Wheel and Spiral Motifs in the Work of Marcel Duchamp (1977/2009) 72

Duchamp: The Bathtub or an Assisted Mural "Ready-Made" (1977) 75

History of a Work of Fiction (1980s?) 81

Fashion Fiction: A New Genre (1980s?) 82

The Shower Curtain, Even (1987) 83

Letter to Ann Gussow about Marcel Duchamp's Bathtub (1988) 85

Memories of Ana Mendieta (1988) 87

Hélio Oiticica: The Street in a Bottle (1994) 91

Talking Paintings (1994) 96

Mestre Didí at Prova do Artista in Salvador, Brazil (1997) 100

John Perreault Interviews Eduardo Costa about Volumetric Painting (1999) 102

Hélio Oiticica's Cocaine Works and Some Thoughts on Drugs, Sex, Career, and Death (2000) 107

Scott Burton: The Social Function of Art at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (2004) 113

Scott Burton and Photography (2004) 119

The Biology of Painting #2: The Anatomy Lesson: Performance (2004/2006) 124

The Monochrome in Art and Nature (2011) 128

Statement on Fluids and Art (2015) 131

Definitions of Pop Art (2015) 133

Editor's Acknowledgments 134

Biographical Note 135

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