Conceptual Art A Critical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0262511177

ISBN-13: 9780262511179

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

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Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years--in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art. This lack of attention is particularly striking given the tremendous influence of conceptual art on the art of the last fifteen years, on critical discussion surrounding postmodernism, and on the use of theory by artists, curators, critics, and historians. This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. Many of the essays and artists' statements have been translated into English specifically for this volume. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews. Contributors: Alexander Alberro, Art & Language, Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Gregory Battcock, Mel Bochner, Sigmund Bode, Georges Boudaille, Marcel Broodthaers, Benjamin Buchloh, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Ian Burn, Jack Burnham, Luis Camnitzer, John Chandler, Sarah Charlesworth, Michel Claura, Jean Clay, Michael Corris, Eduardo Costa, Thomas Crow, Hanne Darboven, RaAtilde;ordm;l Escari, Piero Gilardi, Dan Graham, Maria Teresa Gramuglio, Hans Haacke, Charles Harrison, Roberto Jacoby, Mary Kelly, Joseph Kosuth, Max Kozloff, Christine Kozlov, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Lee Lozano, Kynaston McShine, Cildo Meireles, Catherine Millet, Olivier Mosset, John Murphy, HAtilde;copy;lio Oiticica, Michel Parmentier, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Nicolas Rosa, Harold Rosenberg, Martha Rosler, Allan Sekula, Jeanne Siegel, Seth Siegelaub, Terry Smith, Robert Smithson, Athena Tacha Spear, Blake Stimson, Niele Toroni, Mierle Ukeles, Jeff Wall, Rolf Wedewer, Ian Wilson.
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List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 9.50" wide x 7.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Blake Stimson is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Pivot of the World: Photography and Its Nation (2004), and coeditor (with Alexander Alberro) of Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (2000), both published by the MIT Press.

Reconsidering Conceptual Art, 1966-1977
The Promise of Conceptual Art
A Media Art (Manifesto)
Compositions for Audio Structures
Position and Program
Paragraphs on Conceptual Art
Excerpt from Placement as Language (1928)
The Serial Attitude
Buren, Mosset, Toroni or Anybody
Remarks on Air-Conditioning: An Extravaganza of Blandness
A Defense of the "Conceptual" Process in Art
General Scheme of the New Objectivity
The Dematerialization of Art
Concerning the Article "The Dematerialization of Art"
Statement to Lucy Lippard
Interview with Daniel Buren: Art Is No Longer Justifiable or Setting the Record Straight
Tucuman Burns
Paris Commentary
Painting Is Obsolete
Art Workers' Coalition Open Hearing Presentation
Sentences on Conceptual Art
Dialogue Piece
Maintenance Art Manifesto, Proposal for an Exhibition, "CARE"
Patron's Statement for "When Attitudes Become Form"
Politics and the Avant-Garde
Art Tamed and Wild
Introduction to Konzeption/Conception
Art After Philosophy
Introduction to 557,087
Conceptual Art as Art
Excerpts from Speculation (1967-1970)
On Exhibitions and the World at Large
Notes Towards Art Work
Introduction to Art in the Mind
Introduction to Information
Alice's Head: Reflections on Conceptual Art
Contemporary Colonial Art
Insertions in Ideological Circuits
Interview with Lawrence Weiner
An Interview with Hans Haacke
Rules of Thumb
Interview with Art-Language
The Trouble with Art-as-Idea
Cultural Confinement
Production for Production's Sake
L'art conceptuel
Postface, in Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, 1966 to 1972
In Support of Meta-Art
All the "Art" That's Fit to Show
A Declaration of Dependence
The Art Market: Affluence and Degradation
The Timeless Lumpenness of Radical Cultural Life
To Be bien pensant ... or Not to Be. To Be Blind
Documentary and Corporate Violence
To Argue for a Video of Representation. To Argue for a Video Against the Mythology of Everyday Life
Notes on Reading the Post-Partum Document
Moments of History in the Work of Dan Graham
Memoirs of Conceptual Art
The 'Sixties: Crisis and Aftermath (or the Memoirs of an Ex-Conceptual Artist)
Conceptual Art
My Works for Magazine Pages: "A History of Conceptual Art"
On Conceptual Art
Yes, Difference Again: What History Plays the First Time Around as Tragedy, It Repeats as Farce
Working with Shadows, Working with Words
We Aimed to Be Amateurs
A Conversation About Conceptual Art, Subjectivity and the Post-Partum Document
Inside a New York Art Gang: Selected Documents of Art and Language, New York
"Dada--Situationism/Tupamaros--Conceptualism": An Interview with Luis Camnitzer
Critical Histories of Conceptual Art
Dan Graham's Kammerspiel
Conceptual Art 1962-1969: From the Aesthetic of Administration to the Critique of Institutions
Conceptual Art and Critical Judgement
The Logic of Modernism
Blueprint Circuits: Conceptual Art and Politics in Latin America
Unwritten Histories of Conceptual Art
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