ART 234 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Joseph Beuys, Cello, Nam June Paik

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Conceptual art #20
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Conceptual Art, Narrative and Video #20
-art as an idea
-Marcel Duchamp is in the background of this
-reaction against pop art which was thought by this group to be very commercial
-opposing minimalism
-immediate sources: tied to avant-garde performance such as at the Judson dance group
including Bob Rauschenberg
-Allen Kaprow: in response to seeing Pollocks pictures of working in his studio in Time
magazine, said, this is not about the final art object its about the performance
believed we experience time through key moments or as a progressivist passage
Sol Lewitt (1928-2007)
- done according to pre design ideas/ permutations
Box in a Hole (1968) Netherlands
-create a wooden box and buries the box in a hole he dug
-you have the memory of it but thats all thats left, the object is gone
-transcending the object
Serial Project No. 1 (1966) MoMa
-created permutations on volume relationships
-different possible permutations
-he regards the instructions as the art — if you read what he says you can visualize it without
the physical object
-the object is simply a residue from the original ideas
All Combinations of Arcs from Four Corners (1976)
-installation
-instructions set out configurations of ways these arcs might be set out
-painted on the wall for a show at Dwan Gallery
-when the show was over the wall was painted over and it was gone
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