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When humour becomes painful

Author: Felicity Lunn; Heike Munder; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
Publisher: Zürich : JRP, Ringier, ©2005.
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"From Dada to Fluxus and Conceptual art to the 1990s, humour is often at the heart of art as much as a visual strategy as an intellectual process. Based on an exhibition, this anthology does not try to illustrate the grotesque, the satirical, or the comic, but to separate the mechanisms of humour. Since Freud, humour is generally envisaged as a manifestation of the unconscious, like a kind of negotiation with  Read more...
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Named Person: Vito Acconci; Olaf Breuning; Rachel Harrison; John Bock; Jürgen Klauke; John Miller; Martin Parr; Sigmar Polke; Jan Fabre; Boyd Webb; Hans-Peter Feldmann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Lunn; Heike Munder; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.
ISBN: 3905701049 9783905701043
OCLC Number: 70151392
Language Note: Texts in English and German.
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition "When Humour Becomes Painful," at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, August 27-October 30, 2005.
"Vito Acconci ... [et al.]"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 231 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword = Vorwort / Felicity Lunn & Heike Munder --
Humour: the secret of aesthetic sublimation = Humor: das Geheimnis der ästhetischen Sublimierung / Heike Munder --
The pathos of distance = Das Pathos der Distanz / Felicity Lunn --
Did you hear the joke about the philosopher who wrote a book about humour? = Kennen Sie den? Ein Philosoph schreibt ein Buch über Humor / Simon Critchley --
The Christian-Hegelian comedy = Die christlich-hegelianische Komödie / Slavoj Žižek.
Responsibility: [Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich ; edited by Felicity Lunn & Heike Munder ; translation from German, James Rumball ; translation from English, Christian Quatmann].

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"From Dada to Fluxus and Conceptual art to the 1990s, humour is often at the heart of art as much as a visual strategy as an intellectual process. Based on an exhibition, this anthology does not try to illustrate the grotesque, the satirical, or the comic, but to separate the mechanisms of humour. Since Freud, humour is generally envisaged as a manifestation of the unconscious, like a kind of negotiation with repressed elements or collective fears. It is this subversive and social role of humour that is the subject of enquiry by artists such as Vito Acconci, Anna & Bernhard Blume, John Bock, Olaf Breuning, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Fischli & Weiss, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Land, Piero Manzoni, John Miller, Bruce Nauman, Martin Parr, Sigmar Polke and Jean-Frédéric Schnyder"--Publisher.

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