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Anywhere or Not at All: The Philosophy of Contemporary Art

Anywhere or Not at All: The Philosophy of Contemporary Art (Hardback)

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Contemporary art is the object of inflated and widely divergent claims. But what kind of discourse can open it up effectively to critical analysis? 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. Developing the position that "contemporary art is postconceptual art," the book progresses through a dual series of conceptual constructions and interpretations of particular works to assess the art from a number of perspectives: contemporaneity and its global context; art against aesthetic; the Romantic pre-history of conceptual art; the multiplicity of modernisms; transcategoriality; conceptual abstraction; photographic ontology; digitalization; and the institutional and existential complexities of art-space and art-time. Anywhere or Not at All maps out the conceptual space for an art that is both critical and contemporary in the era of global capitalism.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: from c 1900 -Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of art Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 13/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9781781681138  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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PETER OSBORNE is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and founding Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), now at Kingston University London. He is a long-serving member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy. His books include The Politics of Time, Philosophy in Cultural Theory, Conceptual Art, and Marx.

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