DURING THE EXHIBITION THE GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED

Author: Camiel van Winkel
Published by Valiz
2015
English
304 p, 23 x 15 cm
Paperback
ISBN 978-90-78088-56-1

Price: 117 lei

In this compilation of essays Camiel van Winkel uncovers the conceptual roots of contemporary art. He shows that the art of today as a whole is essentially ‘post-conceptual’. The production and reception of art are determined by circumstances and factors that conceptual artists in the years 1965-75 were the first to announce: the cultural dominance of information, the professionalisation of artistic practices, and the applicability of the criteria of ‘good design’.

This post-conceptual perspective offers a new and revealing insight into the systematics of contemporary art and artisthood, in particular with regard to the relation between conceptual and visual aspects, the meaning of theoretical discourse, and the role of institutions and mediators.

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