RECONSIDERING THE OBJECT OF ART: 1965-1975. Ann Goldstein et al. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1995. Distributed by MIT Press, Cambridge. 336 pp. with 345 ills. (51 col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 95-31848 ISBN 0262571110 In English.
A major examination of the Conceptual art movement from its beginnings through the mid-1970s, this catalogue presents an extensive selection of works produced during the period by Kosuth, Smithson, Buren, Oppenheim, Weiner, Broodthaers, Huebler, Art & Language, Palermo, Baldessari, Dibbets, Bochner, Haacke, Wegman, Ruscha and more than 40 other well-known international artists and collaborative teams, many of whom sought through their innovative photographs, text-based compositions, videos and performance pieces to redefine the nature and function of art and to "dematerialize" the art object. Detailed individual commentaries on the featured artists and works are supplemented by three lengthy essays that evaluate the diverse manifestations of Conceptual art and its influence on later developments, elucidate the theoretical underpinnings of the movement, and discuss the unconventional approaches to photography pursued by avant-garde artists of the time.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media — Conceptual Art
Worldwide Number: 025323
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