Lucy R. Lippard: Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972 … (1973–) [EN, ES]

8 February 2016, dusan

“In Six Years Lucy R. Lippard documents the chaotic network of ideas that has been labeled conceptual art. The book is arranged as an annotated chronology into which is woven a rich collection of original documents–including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved and by Lippard, who has also provided a new preface for this edition. The result is a book with the character of a lively contemporary forum that offers an invaluable record of the thinking of the artists–a historical survey and essential reference book for the period.” (from the back cover)

Publisher Praeger, New York, 1973
Reprint University of California Press, 1997
ISBN 0520210131, 9780520210134
xxii+272 pages
via Sofia Carrillo Herrerias

2012 exhibition based on the book, Interview with curator


Six Years (English, 1973/1997, 40 MB)
Seis años (Spanish, trans. Luz Rodríguez Olivares, 2004, 102 MB, via marcelo)

Moscow Art Magazine: Digest 1993-2005 & 2005-2007 (2005, 2007)

18 December 2015, dusan

Two volumes of texts from critical Russian journal for contemporary art and theory.

With texts by Keti Chukhrov, Ekaterina Degot, Eugeny Fiks, Boris Groys, Olga Kopenkina, Bojana Kunst, Viktor Misiano, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Dmitry Vilensky, a.o.

Edited by Viktor Misiano and David Riff
Publisher Moscow Art Magazine/Khudozhestvennyy zhurnal, Moscow, 2005 & 2007
155 & 141 pages

WorldCat (I)
WorldCat (II)

HTML (1993-2005)
HTML (2005-2007)
Issues in Russian

Claire Bishop: Radical Museology, or, What’s Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? (2013)

3 December 2015, dusan

“The future of the public museum, able to represent the interests of the ninety-nine percent rather than to consolidate private privilege, has never seemed bleaker. Or has it?

In the face of austerity cuts to public funding, a handful of museums of contemporary art have devised compelling alternatives to the mantra of bigger is better and richer. Radical Museology presents the collection displays of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Museo Nacional de Reina Sofía in Madrid and MSUM in Ljubljana as outlines of a new understanding of the contemporary in contemporary art.

Radical Museology is a vivid manifesto for the contemporary as a method rather than a periodization, and for the importance of a politicized representation of history in museums of contemporary art.” (from the back cover)

With drawings by Dan Perjovschi
Publisher Koenig Books, London, 2013
ISBN 3863353641, 9783863353643
79 pages
via Claire Bishop

Review: Sanne Kofod Olsen (Kunstkritikk, 2014).


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SZUM: sztuka polska w rozszerzonym polu, 1–9 (2013–) [Polish]

14 November 2015, dusan

A cutting-edge magazine on contemporary art from Poland, started 2013.

Founding editors: Jakub Banasiak and Adam Mazur
Publisher Fundacja Kultura Miejsca, Warsaw

Home page

No 1: Akademicy (2013)
No 2: Rynek (2013)
No 3: A-Z 2013 (2013)
No 4: Instytucje (2014)
No 5: Artyści (2014)
No 6: Internet (2014)
No 7: Alfabet młodych (2014)
No 8: Drugi kanon (2015)
No 9: Kuratorzy (2015)

Robert Morris: Continuous Project Altered Daily: The Writings of Robert Morris (1993)

1 September 2015, dusan

“Robert Morris is best known for his significant contributions to minimalist sculpture and antiform art, as well as for a number of widely influential theoretical writings on art. Illustrated throughout, this collection of his seminal essays from the 1960s to the 1980s addresses wide-ranging intellectual and philosophical problems of sculpture, raising issues of materiality, size and shape, anti-illusionism, and perceptual conditions.

Included are the influential ‘Notes on Sculpture’ which in four parts carefully articulates the shifting terrains of sculpture during the 1960s, tracing its movement from the gestalt-driven unitary forms of minimalism, through permutable pieces to the formally dispersed process-oriented antiform art that appeared later in the decade, and Morris’s landmark essay on ‘Anti Form’, which marked a departure from art as object. In ‘The Art of Existence’, Morris deftly and humorously invents three artists, who in their movement away from object-art and toward the extra-visual, reveal the limits and conditions of modern sculpture. Essays of the 1970s and 1980s reveal Morris’s preoccupation with the broad conditions of memory and space, which were explored in his experiments with land reclamation and land art, with labyrinthine environments and carceral imagery. In the later essays, Morris looks at modern art’s development in America, based on a framework of strategies produced by Duchamp, Pollock, and other key figures. And in a refiguration of an interview with Roger Denson, Morris acts out a subtle mockery of himself and his art, collapsing the high seriousness of the intended format into a playful scheme.”

Publisher MIT Press, 1993
An October Book
ISBN 026213294X, 9780262132947
xi+326 pages

Reviews: Gary Shapiro (Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 1997), Tony Godfrey (Art Book 1994).


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