Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975
Ann Goldstein, Anne Rorimer, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1995 - Art - 335 pages
Reconsidering the Object of Art examines a generally underexposed (and therefore often misunderstood) period in contemporary art and highlights artists whose practices have inspired much of the most significant art being produced today. It illustrates and discusses many crucial, ground-breaking works that have not been seen within their proper historical context, if they have been individually seen at all.
By 1969 such artists as Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner and others had begun to create works using a variety of media that sought to reevaluate certain fundamental premises about the formal, material, and contextual definitions of art. This first comprehensive overview of Conceptual art in English documents the work of fifty-five artists, work that marked a significant rupture with traditional forms and concepts of painting, sculpture, photography, and film.
Also included are essays that elucidate the significant aesthetic issues that gave rise, in both America and Europe, to the highly individual, but related, modes of Conceptual art. Lucy Lippard (art historian) writes on the broader sociopolitical milieu in which this work was made; Stephen Melville (Professor of Art History, Ohio State University) probes the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of Conceptual art; and Jeff Wall (artist) discusses the relationship between Conceptual art and photography. Anne Rorimer and Ann Goldstein (curators of the exhibition the book accompanies) respectively take up the role of language in this work, and discuss each of the artists.
Copublished with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
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preface Richard Koshalek
acknowledgments Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer 13 introduction Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer
ESCAPE ATTEMPTS lucy R lippard 41 ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer
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aesthetic Allen Ruppersberg Angeles architecture Art & language Artforum avant-garde Baldessari black-and-white photographs Bruce Nauman Buchloh California canvas Carl Catalogue color photographs Conceptual art Contemporary Art context Courtesy the artist Daniel Buren Dennis Oppenheim Douglas Huebler Edward Ruscha Eleanor Antin exh cat exhibition space film frame Gilbert & George Giovanni Anselmo Giulio Paolini Graham Haacke Hanne Darboven Hilla Becher idea included Installation view International london Jan Dibbets John Baldessan John Weber Gallery Joseph Kosuth Kaltenbach Kawara Kozlov lawrence Weiner Marcel Broodthaers Matta-Clark Mel Bochner Michael Baldwin Modern Art modernist Museum of Modern N. E. Thing November object Organi2ed Organized painting Peter Photo Paula Goldman piece Piper reali2ed reportage Richard long Richard Serra Robert Barry Robert Morns Robert Smithson sculpture Seth Siegelaub social Sol leWitt Stanley Brouwn Studio Terry Atkinson tion Victor Burgin videotapes visual Vito Acconci wall Warhol William Wegman York