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Rewriting conceputal art
Bird, Jon.
Publication Information:
London : Reaktion, 1999.
Physical Description:
251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Siting the page: exhibiting works in publications--some examples of conceptual art in the USA / Anne Rorimer -- Mappings: situationists and/or conceptualists / Peter Wollen -- Conceptual art and/as philosophy / Peter Osborne -- Still you ask for more: demand, display and 'the new art' / William Wood -- Minding the body: Robert Morris's 1971 Tate Gallery retrospective / Jon Bird -- Cleaning up in the 1970s: the work of Judy Chicago, Mary Kelly and Mierle Laderman Ukeles / Helen Molesworth -- Conceptual art history or, a home for homes for America / David Campany -- A media art: conceptualism in Latin America in the 1960s / Alex Alberro -- Matter of words: translations in East European conceptualism / Desa Philippi -- Giulio Paolini / Stephen Bann -- Marcel Broodthaers: the place of the subject / Birgit Pelzer -- After conceptual art: Joe Scanlan's nesting bookcases, Duchamp, design and the impossibility of disappearing / Michael Newman.
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N6494.C63 R49 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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An international movement that followed specific geographical-cultural patterns, Conceptual Art built on the legacy of Marcel Duchamp, redefining the institutional and social relationships among production, work and audience in ways which have comprehensively transformed the nature of the art object and forms of artistic practice, both historically and in the present.

Investigating and documenting the histories, theories and forms of Conceptual Art, this timely book, including both established writers and a new generation of art historians, shows that Conceptual Art was a broad movement encompassing a range of artistic tendencies. This is the most stimulating account of the movement to date, arguing forcefully for its vitality and potential as well as examining its influence on art today.

With essays by Alex Alberro, Stephen Bann, Jon Bird, David Campany, Helen Molesworth, Michael Newman, Peter Osborne, Birgit Pelzer, Desa Philipagesi, Anne Rorimer, Peter Wollen and William Wood.

Author Notes

Michael Newman is Senior Lecturer at Central St Martins School of Art, London.

Jon Bird is Professor of Art and Critical Theory at Middlesex University.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Editors and Contributors
1 Siting the Page: Exhibiting Works in Publications - Some Examples of Conceptual Art in the USAAnne Rorimer
2 Mappings: Situationists and/or ConceptualistsPeter Wollen
4 Still You Ask for More: Demand, Display and 'The New Art'William Wood
5 Minding the Body: Robert Morris's 1971 Tate Gallery RetrospectiveJon Bird
6 Cleaning Up in the 1970s: the Work of Judy ChicagoMary Kelly and Mierle Laderman Ukeles and tHelen Molesworth
7 Conceptual Art History or, A Home for Homes for AmericaDavid Campany
8 A Media Art: Conceptualism in Latin America in the 1960sAlex Alberro
9 Matter of Words: Translations in East European ConceptualismDesa Philippi
10 Giulio PaoliniStephen Bann
11 Marcel Broodthaers: The Place of the SubjectBirgit Pelzer
12 After Conceptual Art: Joe Scanlan's Nesting Bookcases, Duchamp, Design and the Impossibility of DisappearingMichael Newman
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Photographic Acknowledgements