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Author: Linda Weintraub; Arthur C Danto; Thomas McEvilley
Publisher: Litchfield, CT : Art Insights, Inc., ©1996.
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"Recognizing that art at the end of the twentieth century changes too quickly and is too multifaceted and unfamiliar to be automatically understood, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society explains the intractably avant-garde art of the 1970s, 80s and 90s by searching for art's meaning within the context of popular culture and the common trends that have led to such new forms of  Read more...
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Weintraub, Linda.
Art on the edge and over.
Litchfield, CT : Art Insights, Inc., ©1996
(OCoLC)606135343
Named Person: Laurie Simmons; Wolfgang Laib; On Kawara; Marina Abramovic; Sophie Calle; Orlan; Félix González-Torres; David Salle; Janine Antoni; Donald Sultan; Rosemarie Trockel; Christian Boltanski; Carolee Schneemann; Joseph Beuys; Barbara Kruger; Jeff Koons; Vito Acconci; Chuck Close; Mike Kelley; Gerhard Richter; Sherrie Levine; Andres Serrano
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Weintraub; Arthur C Danto; Thomas McEvilley
ISBN: 0965198812 9780965198813 0965198804 9780965198806
OCLC Number: 36442837
Notes: Artists : Marina Abramovic ; Vito Acconci ; Janine Antoni ; Tomie Arai ; Joseph Beuys ; Christian Boltanski ; Sophie Calle ; Mel Chin ; Chuck Close ; Toni Dove ; Kate Ericson & Mel Zeigler ; Gerlovina & Gerlovin ; Gilbert & George ; Gonzalez-Torres, Felix ; David Hammons ; On Kawara ; Mike Kelley ; Jeff Koons ; Barbara Kruger ; Wolfgang Laib ; Sherrie Levine ; James Luna ; Amalia Mesa-Bains ; Orlan ; Gerhard Richter ; David Salle ; Carolee Schneemann ; Andres Serrano ; Laurie Simmons ; Haim Steinbach ; Donald Sultan ; Paul Thek ; Rosemarie Trockel ; Meyer Vaisman ; Andrea Zittel.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword : Why does art need to be explained? : Hegel, Biedermeier, and the intractably avant-garde / Arthur C. Danto --
Some Themes. Nature : Detachment : Laurie Simmons ; Affinity : Wolfgang Laib ; Reinstatement : Mel Chin --
The artist : Self-documentation : On Kawara ; Self-transcendence : Marina Abramovic ; Self-eradication : Sophie Calle ; Self-sacrifice : Gilbert and George ; Self-sanctification : Orlan --
The Communal Self. An African-American man : David Hammons ; A Chicano woman : Amalia Mesa-Bains ; A Native American man : James Luna ; ; A Japanese-American woman : Tomie Arai ; A Hispanic homosexual man : Felix Gonzalez-Torres ; A White heterosexual man : David Salle --
Some Processes. Compulsive activity : Janine Antoni ; Labor : Donald Sultan ; Shopping : Haim Steinbach ; Mechanics and electronics : Rosemarie Trockel ; Data collecting : Chuck Close --
Some Mediums : Rummage : Christian Boltanski ; Urine : Andres Serrano ; Blood : Carolee Schneemann ; Cybertechnology : Toni Dove --
Some Purposes. Political reformation : Joseph Beuys ; Mental composure : Andrea Zittel ; Gender equity : Barbara Kruger ; Honesty : Jeff Koons --
Some Aesthetics. Humor : Meyer Vaisman ; Smell : Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler ; Sound : Vito Acconci ; Homeliness : Mike Kelley ; Ephemerality : Paul Thek ; Irrationality : Rimma Gerlovina and Valeriy Gerlovin ; Inconsistency : Gerhard Richter ; Unoriginality : Sherrie Levine --
Afterword : How is avant-garde art evaluated? : "Value in an age of chaos" / Thomas McEvilley. Artists : Marina Abramovic ; Vito Acconci ; Janine Antoni ; Tomie Arai ; Joseph Beuys ; Christian Boltanski ; Sophie Calle ; Mel Chin ; Chuck Close ; Toni Dove ; Kate Ericson & Mel Zeigler ; Gerlovina & Gerlovin ; Gilbert & George ; Gonzalez-Torres, Felix ; David Hammons ; On Kawara ; Mike Kelley ; Jeff Koons ; Barbara Kruger ; Wolfgang Laib ; Sherrie Levine ; James Luna ; Amalia Mesa-Bains ; Orlan ; Gerhard Richter ; David Salle ; Carolee Schneemann ; Andres Serrano ; Laurie Simmons ; Haim Steinbach ; Donald Sultan ; Paul Thek ; Rosemarie Trockel ; Meyer Vaisman ; Andrea Zittel.
Other Titles: Searching for art's meaning in contemporary society, 1970s-1990s
Responsibility: Linda Weintraub, Arthur Danto, Thomas McEvilley.

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"Recognizing that art at the end of the twentieth century changes too quickly and is too multifaceted and unfamiliar to be automatically understood, Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society explains the intractably avant-garde art of the 1970s, 80s and 90s by searching for art's meaning within the context of popular culture and the common trends that have led to such new forms of expression. This one-of-a-kind resource is composed of 35 easy-to-read, chapter-long essays that each cover a particular deviation from conventional art practices (such as smell as an aesthetic ingredient, shopping as a creative process or blood, pollen, discarded dolls and toxic earth as a medium of expression). Within each chapter, the theme discussed is illuminated by and elucidates the work of one particular artist (such as Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Laib, On Kawara, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, David Hammons, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Salle, Janine Antoni, Rosemarie Trockel, Andres Serrano, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Kruger, Vito Acconci, and Mike Kelley). An easy-to-follow guide to the unconventional art of our contemporaries, Art on the Edge and Over is a vital resource for all those interested in art history, studio art, aesthetics, and contemporary society."--Back cover.

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