Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art ; [Distributed by] Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1995.
Exhibition presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 15 October 1995-4 February 1996.
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction, Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer-- escape attempts, Lucy R. Lippard-- artists in the exhibition, Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer-- aspects, Stephen Melville-- "marks of indifference" - aspects of photography in, or as, conceptual art, Jeff Wall-- information, communication, documentation - an introduction to the chronology of group exhibitions and bibliographies, Susan L. Jenkins.
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"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 works that may 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 comprehensive overview of Conceptual art in English documents the work of 55 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 writes on the broader sociopolitical milieu in which this work was made; Stephen Melville probes the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of Conceptual art; and Jeff Wall discusses the relationship between Conceptual art and photography, Anne Rorimer and Ann Goldstein discuss each of the artists. (source: Nielsen Book Data)