'Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. What kind of discourse can help us give it a critical sense?
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. Setting out the claim that ‘contemporary art is postconceptual art’, the book elaborates a series of conceptual constructions and interpretations of works by Navjot Altaf, the Atlas Group, Amar Kanwar, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gerhard Richter and Robert Smithson, among others. It concludes with new accounts of the institutional and existential complexities of ‘art space’ and ‘art time’.
Anywhere or Not At All maps out the conceptual coordinates for an art that is both critical and contemporary in the era of global capitalism.' - from back cover.

Includes a bibliography and an index.
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Onsite

author

Peter OSBORNE

Location code REF.OSP
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2013

No of pages

282

ISBN / ISSN

9781781680940

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
The fiction of the contemporary
Art beyond aethetics
Modernisms and mediations
Transcategoriality: postconceptual art
Photographic ontology, infinte exchange
Art space
Art time
Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art
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