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Retroactivity and Contemporary Art

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By Staff, Craig

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Contemporary art is often preoccupied with time, or acts in which the past is recovered. Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mobilize these particular histories..., and to what effect, against the backdrop of Modernism. Drawing on the art theory of Rosalind Krauss and the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur, Gerhard Richter, and Pierre Nora, Retroactivity and Contemporary Art interprets those works that foreground some aspect of retroactivity - whether re-enacting, commemorating, or re-imagining - as key artistic strategies. This book is striking philosophical reflection on time within art and art within time, and an indispensable read for those attempting to understand the artistic significance of history, materiality, and memory.
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ISBN 9781350136762
Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781350136762
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Released 31 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Staff, Craig
Category Theory Of Art
History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Phenomenology & Existentialism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 709.051
Weight 236g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Art, Modern - 21st century
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education