Moscow Symposium: Conceptualism Revisited (Paperback)

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By Boris Groys (Editor), Boris Groys (Contribution by), Ekaterina Degot (Contribution by)
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Beyond the view that multiple, globally dispersed conceptual art practices provide a heterogeneity of cultural references, Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions propose much more: other dimensions altogether, other spatiotemporal politics, other timescales, other understandings of matter, other forms of life--not only as works, but as a basic condition for being able to perceive artworks in the first place. Could it be that the Moscow Conceptualists were so elusive or saturated with the particularities of life in a specific economic and intellectual culture that they precluded integration into a broader art historical narrative? If so, then their simultaneously modest and radical approach to form may present a key to understanding the resilience and flexibility of a more general sphere of global conceptualisms that anticipate, surpass, or even bend around their purported origins in canonical European and American regimes of representation, as well as what we currently understand to be the horizon of artistic practice.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9783943365115
ISBN-10: 3943365115
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2012
Pages: 176
Language: English