Conceptual: ideas over visual appearance Conceptual Art: movement Conceptualism: broader style (way of make war) Development: identity politics turn movement into style
Protest: institutional framework
e.g.: Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC) protest Whitney Museum's failure to include black artist
e.g.: Art Worker's Coalition (AWC) protest, want to control exhibition
Black Panther's identity-based revolution forms subground about "communisim", "gay identity"... other minority group
This becomes a mode of protest to be formalized...
Newton: alliance-based resistance "revolutionary inter-communalism"
complex way to say: since we all suffer, help each other
call themselves: "internationalists"
analytic: statement that constains its definition "triangles have 3 sides / 3 legs"
synthetic: "triangles's area is given by a formula"
Synthetic Cubism: flatten out an object into a 2D image
Analytical Cubism: break down an object from multiple viewpoints and re-configure them
// COMMENT: I think I can define this notion better?
Artwork: First Investigations (subtitled Art as Idea as Idea)
First Wave (1960s): protest many aspect
artists need to be skilled
need specialist to interpret art
the fact that art are luxury
reviving readymade (Duchampian)
extend Fluxus, minimalism
Second Wave (late 1960s): transition from "analytic proposition" (abstract, universal, "// WARNING self-reflexive, mirroring of idea in several iteration //" // WARNING cognitive //, better in Joseph Kosuth's opinion) to "synthetic proposition" (pop, relies on experience of the world that is outside of the realm of art, require prior knowledge, // WARNING: identity, relational(relationship to other group) )
e.g. Joseph Kosuth's words: can understand just by looking at art (without need to explain, the art berry within reading the work) // WARNING: few more dictionary definition, 3 chairs (share!! chair)
e.g. Adrian Piper: process of reading word. -> use body as art in performance in The Mythic Being (just material, not about her self, masqueraded as a character of a third world male, issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality, marginalisation, oppression )
// WARNING: index -> analytic
// WARNING: last two slide for systhetic exampel
Identity politics: equal access to resource, law, citizenship
not a class issue, but a race issue.
still unsolved even with full citizenship, mantained stratification of class and race (social group)
intersectionality: black, women, class (greater than sum)
art: representation minority
Fabulous Debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVMYfuzhbxk&ab_channel=IntelligenceSquared
// TODO: class discussion on some artwork
Index: + and - symbols from (analytic), indexes collective discoursE??? // QUESTION: ??
Hammons: Boy with Flag (1968)
Information Art: MoMA's definition, idea-based art for political
shift from conceptual art to conceptualism
shift from analytic to synthetic
Renee Green: Import/Export Funk Office (archive of oppositional American politics library, knowledge system)
contrast: voluntary / involuntary appearance of hair
tracking evolution of cultural practice (humanities course about 1960s)
Identity: a framing cannot escape
Conceptual(not perceptual) Art: mentally interesting
constraint visual to highlight concept (prefer 2D than 3D)
no complex mathematics or philosophy (?)
doesn't matter if people understand. Artists have no control (?)
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