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Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art

Artist
Peter Osborne
Date
2013
Publisher
Verso Books
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
9781781680940
Size
15.2 × 23.7 × 2 cm
Length
282 
Description

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.

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