Beauty: Documents of Contemporary Art Series
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2009 - Art - 238 pages
Beauty has emerged as one of the most hotly contested subjects in current discussions on art and culture. After more than half a century of suspicion and interrogation, beauty's resurgence in visual practice and discourse since the late 1980s has engaged some of the most influential artists and writers on art. From the avant-garde to the conceptual era, anti-aesthetic strategies have resisted beauty because of its perceived complicity with dominant systems and ideologies. Thus politicized and opened to critique, beauty, invoked in relation to contemporary art, no longer sustains a singular or universal meaning but is always contentious. Spanning a range of positions on beauty--both for and against--this anthology assembles the key texts on the controversy and situates the debate over the revival of beauty in the broader context of the history of ideas and artistic practice. Artists surveyed: Vito Acconci, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gustave Courbet, Marcel Duchamp, Marlene Dumas, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Gary Hume, Asger Jorn, Alex Katz, Willem de Kooning, Joseph Kosuth, Paul McCarthy, edouard Manet, Robert Mapplethorpe, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Barnett Newman, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Robert Smithson, Nancy Spero, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still, Andy Warhol Writers: Theodor Adorno, Alexander Alberro, Rasheed Araeen, Art & Language, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, T. J. Clark, Mark Cousins, Arthur C. Danto, Jacques Derrida, Thierry de Duve, Fredric Jameson, Christoph Grunenberg, Dave Hickey, Suzanne Perling Hudson, Caroline A. Jones, John Roberts, Elaine Scarry, Wendy Steiner, Paul Wood "Documents of Contemporary Art series Copublished with Whitechapel Art Gallery, London"
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abstract Acconci aesthetic aesthetic judgement Agnes Martin Alex Katz argument Art History art world art's artist artwork avant-garde beauty's become bourgeois Brillo Boxes called claim cognitive common sense concept of beauty Conceptual art contemporary art context critical cultural curators Currin Danto Dave Hickey deterritorialization discourse domination Duchamp Dumas essay example experience fact feeling female function Gallery Gary Hume Gerhard Richter Gonzalez-Torres Hickey Hickey's human idea ideological images imagination individual Institutional Theory John Currin judgement of taste Kant Kant's kind look Mapplethorpe Marlene Dumas meaning minor literature modern modernist moral nature painting person philosophical photographs pleasure political postmodernism problem production question readymades realism relation representation Robert Robert Smithson seems sexual social space studio sublime surface T.J. Clark Thierry de Duve thing traditional truth tulip ugly object University viewer visual Vito Acconci vulgar Warhol's woman York