A Forest of Signs : Art in the Crisis of Representation

Goldstein, Ann and Jacob, Mary Jane and Rorimer, Anne and Singerman, Howard. A Forest of Signs : Art in the Crisis of Representation. Los Angeles, CA: The Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989.

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Abstract (English)

The authors address art production in the 1980s as evidence of a crisis of representation based on the ambiguous distinction between fiction and reality in a society overwhelmed by consumer/media generated images. Jacob considers the effects of market forces on art practices. Rorimer asserts that the use of photography and language by 80s artists developed the innovations of 60s artists towards a deconstruction of social practice. Singerman refers to Barthes, Baudrillard, Benjamin, Derrida and Foucault in a critique of (post-) structuratist theories of the sign. Circa 250 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Goldstein, Ann (Curator); Goldstein, Ann (Author); Jacob, Mary Jane (Curator); Jacob, Mary Jane (Author); Rorimer, Anne (Author); Singerman, Howard (Author); Gudis, Catherine (Editor); Koshalek, Richard (Prefacer)
Dossier: 360 - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (Los Angeles, CA)
Collation: 176 p. : 155 ill. (48 col.) ; 30 x 25 cm
ISBN: 0262071193
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Los Angeles, CA: The Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Artists: Baim, Richard; Barry, Judith; Beckman, Ericka; Bender, Gretchen; Birnbaum, Dara; Bloom, Barbara; Brauntuch, Troy; Charlesworth, Sarah; Goldstein, Jack; Holzer, Jenny; Johnson, Larry; Jones, Ronald; Kelley, Mike; Koons, Jeff; Kruger, Barbara; Lawler, Louise; Lawson, Thomas; Levine, Sherrie; Longo, Robert; Mccollum, Allan; Mullican, Matt; Nagy, Peter; Prina, Stephen; Prince, Richard; Sherman, Cindy; Simmons, Laurie; Steinbach, Haim; Syrop, Mitchell; Welling, James; Williams, Christopher
Critics / Curators / Historians: Goldstein, Ann; Jacob, Mary Jane
Art Organizations: Museum Of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 7 May - 13 Aug. 1989, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles).
Keywords: REPRESENTATION; SIGN; CONSUMERISM
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 1990
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:35
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/3470
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