Painting Beyond Itself

The Medium in the Post-medium Condition
Author: Isabelle Graw,Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783956790072
Category: Painting
Page: 289
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In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, 'Painting beyond itself' seeks to historicize and propose new approaches to the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definition of painting as a medium in the Renaissance and eighteenth century, this book, based on two conferences (one at Harvard University and the other in Berlin), focuses on the changing role of the medium in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity.

Über Malerei

eine Diskussion
Author: Isabelle Graw,Peter Geimer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783941360280
Category: Painting
Page: 83
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Spätestens seit den 1960er Jahren hat die Malerei ihren angestammten Platz auf der Leinwand verlassen und sich auf eine Verwendung von Ready-Made-Objekten, Schrift oder auf performative Elemente hin geöffnet. Trotz ihrer Entdifferenzierung gehört sie nach wie vor zu den 'Erfolgsmedien'. Isabelle Graw führt diese Beharrlichkeit auf die besondere Fähigkeit von malerischen Zeichen zurück, die Anwesenheit eines (abwesenden) Künstlersubjekts zu suggerieren. Sie versteht Malerei als eine spezifische Form des 'Zeichen Machens', was ihrer Entspezifizierung und ihrer Spezifik zugleich Rechnung trägt. Ein weiterer zentraler Topos der Malerei ist Peter Geimer zufolge ihre Reflexivität: Der Gedanke, dass Gemälde sich selbst reflektieren können, wird heute speziell für historiographisch ambitionierte Maler wie Luc Tuymans in Anschlag gebracht, die Zeitgeschichte aufgreifen und darstellen.

Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit

Drei Studien zur Kunstsoziologie
Author: Walter Benjamin
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 112
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Walter Benjamin beschreibt in dem Aufsatz Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit die geschichtlichen, sozialen und ästhetischen Prozesse, die mit der technischen Reproduzierbarkeit des Kunstwerkes zusammenhängen. In die Reihe der kunstsoziologischen Arbeiten Benjamins gehören auch die beiden hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform veröffentlichten Texte: Kleine Geschichte der Photographie (1931) und Eduard Fuchs, der Sammler und der Historiker (1937). Sie erhärten Benjamins Einsichten am Einzelfall.


Synthesis and Difference in the Age of Media Equivalence
Author: Carl Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527527352
Category: Art
Page: 307
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We live in a digital age where the mediums of art are inextricably bound to the binary code, and painting and photography are redefined in their interconnected relationship through digital reconfiguration. As digitisation unmoors these mediums from their traditional supports, their modes of production, display and dissemination shift. These changes bring about new ways of creating, and engaging with, artworks. Through this, the innate qualities of the mediums, previously anchored in their analogue nature, are re-evaluated through their connection with “the digital”. Born out of the PaintingDigitalPhotography conference, held at QUAD Derby, UK, in May 2017, this anthology of essays investigates aspects of interconnectivity between painting, digital and photography in contemporary art practices. It contributes to critical discourses around networks of associations by examining where syntheses occur, and differences remain, between these mediums at the beginning of the twenty first century.

René Magritte and the Art of Thinking

Author: Lisa Lipinski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351626434
Category: Art
Page: 140
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For René Magritte, painting was a form of thinking. Through paintings of ordinary objects rendered with illusionism, Magritte probed the limits of our perception—what we see and cannot see, the nature of representation—as a philosophical system for presenting ideas, and explored perspective as a method of visual argumentation. This book makes the claim that Magritte’s painting is about vision and the act of viewing, of perception itself, and the process of how we see and experience things in the world, including paintings as things.

Tomma Abts

Author: James Rondeau,Lizzie Carey-Thomas,Kate Nesin,Juliane Rebentisch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300233876
Category: ART
Page: 176
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Examines both the art-historical framework of Tomma Abts's painting as well as its deep philosophical and psychological dimensions With a rigorous approach and self-imposed limitations to both scale and composition, Tomma Abts (b. 1967) has reinvigorated painterly abstraction and its relevance within contemporary art. Using a fixed canvas size and a vertical format, Abts deploys basic formal elements such as arcs, circles, planes, and stripes to create powerful works that are at once subtle and eccentric. This extraordinary book, designed in collaboration with the artist herself, is a substantial and deeply insightful treatment of her career to date and features sixty works made over the past decade. Essays not only contextualize Abts's work within an art-historical framework of methods, process, and style, but also examine her paintings' philosophical and psychological dimensions and their embodiment of a creative process that transcends the specifics of any particular work.

Foucault on Painting

Author: Catherine M. Soussloff
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452955050
Category: Philosophy
Page: 136
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Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. Foucault’s writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and ‘70s) as well as five individual artists: Velázquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Reyberolle, and Gérard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously. Using a comparative approach grounded in art history and aesthetics, Soussloff explores the meaning of painting for Foucault’s philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251952
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Textiles, Community and Controversy

The Knitting Map
Author: Jools Gilson,Nicola Moffat
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350027537
Category: Design
Page: 240
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Taking a major textile artwork, The Knitting Map, as a central case study, this book interrogates the social, philosophical and critical issues surrounding contemporary textile art today. It explores gestures of community and controversy manifest in contemporary textile art practices, as both process and object. Created by more than 2,000 knitters from 22 different countries, who were mostly working-class women, The Knitting Map became the subject of national controversy in Ireland. Exploring the creation of this multi-modal artwork as a key moment in Irish art history, Textiles, Community and Controversy locates the work within a context of feminist arts practice, including the work of Judy Chicago, Faith Ringold and the Guerilla Girls. Bringing together leading art critics and textile scholars, including Lucy Lippard, Jessica Hemmings and Joanne Turney, the collection explores key issues in textile practice from gender, class and nation to technology and performance.


Author: Michael Schindhelm
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957570514
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
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Lavapolis ist eine mögliche Insel im Mittelmeer, ein Gegenort. Ihre Bewohner, die Michael Schindhelm in diesem faszinierenden, vielstimmigen, literarischen Gedankenspiel zum Sprechen bringt, sind Gestrandete, Hoffnungsjäger, Enttäuschte und Visionäre. Alle treibt ein latentes oder offensichtliches Unbehagen an der Gegenwart um. Hier berichten sie von ihrem neuen Leben auf der Insel, sich widersprechend, einander zustimmend. In einer anderen Welt wären sie vielleicht Feinde, auf Lavapolis aber sind sie Teil eines Projekts, in dessen Zentrum die Möglichkeit steht, unterschiedlichste Lebensentwürfe zu verwirklichen, die sich dank dieses politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Experiments unaufhörlich erneuern. Michael Schindhelm entwirft mit Lavapolis eine mögliche Zukunft, einen Ausweg aus der scheinbaren Einbahnstraße nach dem Ende aller Utopien und der Diktatur des Wirklichen, und stellt die Frage: Was ist möglich? "Lavapolis" ist Ausgangspunkt eines großen Projekts, das seine Fortsetzung im realen Leben mit Stationen u.a. im Europäischen Parlament in Straßburg und auf der Biennale in Venedig findet.

Die bessere Hälfte

Künstlerinnen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
Author: Isabelle Graw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783832159610
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 272
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Der grosse Preis

Kunst zwischen Markt und Celebrity Kultur
Author: Isabelle Graw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783832190071
Category: Art
Page: 255
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Texte zur Kunst

Essays, Rezensionen, Gespräche
Author: Isabelle Graw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865726599
Category: Art
Page: 464
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Begriffe des Ausstellens

(von A bis Z)
Author: Petra Reichensperger
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 319
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This publication explores themes of the exhibition through its terms - not, however, to confine into isolated conceptual categories, but to interconnect. These terms characterize exhibiting and emphasize a "between-ness". Examining a term lays bare its ruptures, shifts, or recreations, as well as social, societal, and cultural changes that have the power to structure through historical conjecture. Almost fifty terms relevant to the making and discussion of exhibitions today have been compiled in Terms of Exhibiting (from A to Z). Six essays investigate key terms raised by the three-part exhibition series "Terms of Exhibiting, Producing, and Performing" at Kunsthaus Dresden in 2012.

Gerard Byrne

Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
Author: Nicolaus Schafhausen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972680660
Category: Art
Page: 208
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Irish artist Gerard Byrne zeroes in on how photography and film influence visual culture in the modern world. Byrne's conceptually based photos and videos explore the genealogies underlying each picture and the different frames which guide their perception. An in-depth interview with Byrne and an insightful essay by George Baker.

Pop oder Populus

Kunst zwischen High und Low
Author: Bettina Funcke
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Changing society: Lithuania

Author: Gintaras Makarevičius,Nicolaus Schafhausen,Frankfurter Kunstverein,Frankfurter Bookmesse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780971119390
Category: Art
Page: 155
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Geographically, Lithuania marks the center of Europe. But little is known about the creative consciousness that has evolved since its transition from a post-Soviet state back into the fold of Western European culture. Changing Society: Lithuania explores how these issues of radical historical change affect a culture and how they are expressed in cinema, art and writing as the country establishes a new political and social identity.