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The Object By Antony Hudek

The Object
by Antony Hudek

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Discussions of the object as a key to understanding central aspects of modern and contemporary art.
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The Object by Antony Hudek

Discussions of the object as a key to understanding central aspects of modern and contemporary art.

Artists increasingly refer to "post-object-based" work while theorists engage with material artifacts in culture. A focus on "object-based" learning treats objects as vectors for dialogue across disciplines. Virtual imaging enables the object to be abstracted or circumvented, while immaterial forms of labor challenge materialist theories. This anthology surveys such reappraisals of what constitutes the "objectness" of production, with art as its focus.

Among the topics it examines are the relation of the object to subjectivity; distinctions between objects and things; the significance of the object's transition from inert mass to tool or artifact; and the meanings of the everyday in the found object, repetition in the replicated or multiple object, loss in the absent object, and abjection in the formless or degraded object. It also explores artistic positions that are anti-object; theories of the experimental, liminal or mental object; and the role of objects in performance. The object becomes a prism through which to reread contemporary art and better understand its recent past.

Artists surveyed include
Georges Adeagbo, Art in Ruins, Iain Baxter, Louise Bourgeois, Pavel Buchler, Lygia Clark, Claude Closky, Brian Collier, Jimmie Durham, Fischli & Weiss, Luca Frei, Meschac Gaba, Isa Genzken, Gruppe Geflecht, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, John Latham, Antje Majewski, Gustav Metzger, Cady Noland, Gabriel Orozco, Adrian Piper, Falke Pisano, Eva Rothschild, Aura Satz, Kenneth Snelson, Hito Steyerl, Josef Strau, Alina Szapocznikow, Joelle Tuerlinckx, Erwin Wurm

Writers include
Homi K. Bhabha, Jack Burnham, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Lynne Cooke, Gillo Dorfles, Jean Fisher, Ferreira Gullar, Charles Harrison, Paulo Herkenhoff, Julia Kristeva, Bruno Latour, Bracha Lichtenberg-Ettinger, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Lev Manovich, Ursula Meyer, Bruno Munari, Georges Perec, Hans-Joerg Rheinberger, Dieter Roelstraete, Howard Singerman, Nancy Spector, Marcus Steinweg, Anne Wagner, Gerard Wajcman, Slavoj Zizek

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About Antony Hudek


Antony Hudek is Senior Lecturer at Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University. He is a translator of works by Jean-Francois Lyotard, a writer on contemporary art, an independent curator, and a copublisher of Occasional Papers.

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GOR007635338
The Object by Antony Hudek
Antony Hudek
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art
Used - Very Good
Paperback
MIT Press Ltd
2015-05-15
239
0262525763
9780262525763
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