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Becoming past : history in contemporary art

Author: Jane Blocker
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is there such a thing as contemporary art history? The contemporary, after all--as much as we may want to consider it otherwise--is being made history as it happens. By what means do we examine this moving target? These questions lie at the center of Jane Blocker's Becoming Past. The important point is not whether there is--or should be--contemporary art history, Blocker argues, but how. Focusing on a significant  Read more...
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Blocker, Jane.
Becoming past
(DLC) 2015028018
(OCoLC)907651209
Named Person: Francis Alÿs; Matthew Buckingham; Samuel R Delany; Ross McElwee; Steve McQueen; Bruce Nauman; Dario Robleto
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Blocker
ISBN: 9781452944944 1452944946
OCLC Number: 930866577
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: History as prosthesis --
Wooden legs: Goat Island's acts of repair --
Houses falling down: archival violence in Steve McQueen's Deadpan --
Incorrect and incomplete: Ross McElwee's fictions and Samuel Delany's lies --
The empty stage: a story about the past by Matthew Buckingham --
Stupid birds: temporal dissidence in The Lastmaker --
Transitional objects: Dario Robleto's spools --
Wooden feet: Francis Alÿs and syncopated time.
Responsibility: Jane Blocker.

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Rather than questioningwhether there is-or should be-contemporary art history, Jane Blocker arguesthat we should be asking how. Setting the idea of temporality decisively in therealm of art, Becoming  Read more...

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