Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in by Anna Dezeuze

By Anna Dezeuze

What does an assemblage produced from crumpled newspaper have in universal with an empty room during which the lighting pass off and on each 5 seconds? This booklet argues that they're either examples of a 'precarious' paintings that flourished from the past due Fifties to the 1st decade of the twenty-first century, in mild of a growing to be information of the individual's fragile lifestyles in capitalist society.

Focusing on comparative case reviews drawn from ecu, North and South American practices, this examine maps out a community of comparable issues and practices, whereas outlining its evolution from the Nineteen Sixties to the start of the twenty-first century.

This ebook will supply scholars and amateurs of latest paintings and tradition with new insights into modern paintings practices and the serious concerns that they elevate in regards to the fabric prestige of the paintings item, the function of the artist in society, and the relation among paintings and daily life.

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