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Anywhere or not at all: philosophy of contemporary art

Anywhere or not at all: philosophy of contemporary art

Osborne, Peter, 1958- author

Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? This book is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical, historical, social, and art-critical. Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? Anywhere or Not at All is a major philosophical intervention in art theory that challenges the terms of established positions through a new approach at once philosophical, historical, social and art-critical. Developing the position that "contemporary art is postconceptual art," the book progresses through a dual series of conceptual constructions and interpretations of particular works to assess the art from a number of perspectives: contemporaneity and its global context; art against aesthetic; the Romantic pre-history of conceptual art; the multiplicity of modernisms; transcategoriality; conceptual abstraction; photographic ontology; digitalization; and the institutional and existential complexities of art-space and art-time. Anywhere or Not at All maps out the conceptual space for an art that is both critical and contemporary in the era of global capitalism

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Published London: Verso, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Peter Osborne
ISBN: 1781684782, 9781781684788
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 256 pages
Subject: History of art; Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Art, Modern 21st century Philosophy.; Art, Modern 20th century Philosophy.; Art and Design.; The arts: general issues
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781781680940