Min side Kundeservice Bli medlem

Systems We Have Loved

Conceptual Art, Affect, and the Antihumanist Turn

«Simply put, Systems We Have Loved is a gorgeous discussion of art, ideas, and their intercourse. But it is the tangible patience, care, and aptness of Eve Meltzer's own language that bring about the book's specific and considerable accomplishment: here is a successful and nuanced reawakening of the fervent optimism that, surprisingly, engendered some of the 'coolest' art produced under the rubric of conceptualism." (Darby English, University of Chicago)»

By the early 1960s, theorists like Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Foucault, and Barthes had created a world ruled by signifying structures and pictured through the grids of language, information, and systems. Artists soon followed, turning to language and its related forms to devise a new, conceptual approach to art making. Les mer

762,-
Innbundet
Sendes innen 21 dager

Logg inn for å se din bonus

By the early 1960s, theorists like Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Foucault, and Barthes had created a world ruled by signifying structures and pictured through the grids of language, information, and systems. Artists soon followed, turning to language and its related forms to devise a new, conceptual approach to art making. Examining the ways in which artists shared the structuralist devotion to systems of many sorts, "Systems We Have Loved" shows that even as structuralism encouraged the advent of conceptual art, it also raised intractable problems that artists were forced to confront. Considering such notable art figures as Mary Kelly, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, and Rosalind Krauss, Eve Meltzer argues that during this period the visual arts depicted and tested the far-reaching claims about subjectivity espoused by theorists. She offers a new way of framing two of the twentieth century's most transformative movements - one artistic, one expansively theoretical - and she reveals their shared dream - or nightmare - of the world as a system of signs.
By endorsing this view, Meltzer proposes, these artists drew attention to the fictions and limitations of this dream, even as they risked getting caught in the very systems they had adopted. The first book to describe art's embrace of the world as an information system, "Systems We Have Loved" breathes new life into the study of conceptual art.

Detaljer

Forlag
University of Chicago Press
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9780226007885
Utgivelsesår
2013
Format
2 x 2 cm

Om forfatteren

Eve Meltzer is assistant professor of visual studies and visual culture in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.

Anmeldelser

«Simply put, Systems We Have Loved is a gorgeous discussion of art, ideas, and their intercourse. But it is the tangible patience, care, and aptness of Eve Meltzer's own language that bring about the book's specific and considerable accomplishment: here is a successful and nuanced reawakening of the fervent optimism that, surprisingly, engendered some of the 'coolest' art produced under the rubric of conceptualism." (Darby English, University of Chicago)»

Medlemmers vurdering

Oppdag mer

Bøker som ligner på Systems We Have Loved:

Se flere

De som kjøpte denne kjøpte også:

Logg inn

Ikke medlem ennå? Registrer deg her

Glemt medlemsnummer/passord?

Handlekurv