'The Object is this thing that refuses to go away. Virtual reality, conceptual art and numerous philosophical and psychological traditions have sought to de-thingify the world, but the object, in its many forms, persists. This anthology surveys some of the many twists and turns on the object-subject relationship, from "thingness", everyday and useful objects to lost, performative and non-objects. This wide-ranging selection of 20th- and 21st-century texts brings the object to the fore as a prism through which to re-read contemporary art and understand its recent past.' - from back cover.

'Artists surveyed include Absalon//Art in Ruins//Iain Baxter//Louise Bourgeois//Marcel Broodthaers//Lygia Clark//Claude Closky//Brian D. Collier//Jimmie Durham//Fischli & Weiss//General Idea//Isa Genzken// Gruppe Geflecht//Eva Hesse//Mike Kelley//John Latham//Sherrie Levine//Allan McCollum//Gustav Metzger//Helio Oiticica//Gabriel Orozco// Katrina Palmer//Adrian Piper//Falke Pisano//Issa Samb//Gregor Schneider//Kenneth Snelson//Song Dong//Josef Strau//Alina Szapocznikow//Joelle Tuerlinckx//Eric Watier//Erwin Wurm. 

'Writers include Arjun Appadurai//Karl Beveridge//Bill Brown//Ian Burn//Jack Burnham//Gillo Dorfles//Ferreira Gullar//Charles Harrison//Paulo Herkenhoff//Chrissie Iles//Yacouba Konate//Rosalind Krauss//Bruno Latour//Jean-Francois Lyotard//Lev Manovich//Ursula Meyer//Kristie Miller//Bruno Munari//Georges Perec//Dieter Roelstraete//Marcus Steinweg//Hito Steyerl//Amie Thomasson//Gerard Wajcman//Slavoj Zizek.' - from back cover.

Please note that only Asian artists are indexed.
Alternative title

Documents of Contemporary Art

Access level

Onsite

editor

Antony HUDEK

Location code REF.WHC
Language

English

Keyword

art theory

Publication/Creation date

2014

No of pages

240

ISBN / ISSN

9780262525763

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Detours of Objects - Antony HUDEK
Subject, Object, Thing
Everyday Objects, Useful Objects
Found Objects, Lost Objects, Non-Objects
Discursive Objects, Affective Objects
Event, Object, Performance
The Object
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