Quotations on Contextual Art

Swidzinski, Jan and Boadway, Diane and Bronson, A A and Charlesworth, Sarah and Conde, Carol and Constable, Michael and [Danzker, Anne Birney and Danzker, Joanne and Faichney, John and Fischer, Hervé and Frenkel, Vera and Gale, Peggy and Gilbert, Gerry and Gillespie, Ron and Hadassah, [?] and Kosuth, Joseph and Maidman, Ellen and MacDonald, Heather and Marras, Amerigo and Mascall, [Jennifer] and Mays, John Bentley and McCall, Anthony and McGlade, Terry and Myjak, [Adam] and Scott, John and Wong, Paul. Quotations on Contextual Art. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Het Apollohuis, 1988.

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Abstract (English)

Swidzinski reformulates his Contextual Art theory of the ’70s from the perspective of the ’80s, and situates it within the history of ideas. Responding to Conceptual Art and its failure to address the rapid changes of modernity, Swidzinski defines art as a social act which changes reality perpetually, destroying old meanings and constructing new ones. In a transcript from a 1976 conference in Toronto, Canadian and international artists and others debate Swidzinski’s theory and discuss the questions then facing artists, such as how they should make a living, engage with a wider audience, or be more politically effective.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Swidzinski, Jan (Author); Panhuysen, Paul (Prefacer); Boadway, Diane (Author); Bronson, A A (Author); Charlesworth, Sarah (Author); Conde, Carol (Author); Constable, Michael (Author); [Danzker, Anne Birney (Author); Danzker, Joanne (Author); Faichney, John (Author); Fischer, Hervé (Author); Frenkel, Vera (Author); Gale, Peggy (Author); Gilbert, Gerry (Author); Gillespie, Ron (Author); Hadassah, [?] (Author); Kosuth, Joseph (Author); Maidman, Ellen (Author); MacDonald, Heather (Author); Marras, Amerigo (Author); Mascall, [Jennifer] (Author); Mays, John Bentley (Author); McCall, Anthony (Author); McGlade, Terry (Author); Myjak, [Adam] (Author); Scott, John (Author); Wong, Paul (Author)
Dossier: 700 - ART ET SOCIÉTÉ / ART AND SOCIETY
Collation: 190 p. ; 20 x 13 cm
ISBN: 9071638049
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Eindhoven, Netherlands: Het Apollohuis
Artists: Swidzinski, Jan; Kosuth, Joseph; Art And Language
Event Statement: The conference was held in November 1976 at the Center for Experimental Art and Communication (Toronto).
Keywords: THEORY; CONTEXTUAL ART; CONCEPTUAL ART; PHILOSOPHY; ART AND SOCIETY; INDIVIDUALISM; IDEOLOGY; ECONOMICS; PRAXIS; MARX, KARL; MUMFORD, LEWIS; SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
Copyright Statement: Jan Swidzinski; Het Apollohuis Eindhoven
Notes:

Reclassified from 100 - THÉORIE / THEORY, 2018-07-06.

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Date Deposited: 26 May 2003
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 20:14
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/15584
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