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Talk: David Joselit, Untranslatable: Conceptual Art since the ’90s

ACT Cube, Cambridge

December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018, 6pm – 7:30pm

Monday, December 10, 2018

6pm – 7:30pm

ACT Cube

David Joselit, Untranslatable: Conceptual Art since the ’90s

It is often assumed that Conceptual Art pivots on bureaucratic means of communication such as text and documentary photography, and that it performs a dematerialization of traditional media such as painting and sculpture.  In this lecture, I will argue that since the ’90s, artists have focused more on Conceptual Art’s legacy of remediation, rather than its capacity to de-materialize, making it possible to develop Conceptual practices pivoting on such media as painting (as in the work of R.H. Quaytman), sculpture (exemplified by Rachel Harrison), and performance (in the oeuvre of Andrea Fraser).


[Image: Rachel Harrison, Sculpture with Boots, 2017]


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