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The Postconceptual Condition by Peter Osborne
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The Postconceptual Condition by Peter Osborne
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Jan 30, 2018 | ISBN 9781786634900

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The Postconceptual Condition philosophically maps a chasm of truly mythic proportions, namely that between art and politics. While this chasm is quintessentially modern, the meaning of ‘modern’ keeps changing and with it the structure of historical experience. Global or transnational modernity forces us to revise notions of ‘autonomy’ or ‘activism,’ and conditions the work of art in ways that mark a clear break with its modern past, i.e. Conceptualism. In confronting the fate of art institutions (the biennale form) and analyzing the conditions of the artwork proper, Osborne gets a critical grip on that beast that calls the chasm between art and politics home—a creature better known as “the cultural logic of high capitalism.”
—Roger Buergel, Founding Director of the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich

“Very little philosophical writing is inspiring enough to catalyse art and bring it into being. Peter Osborne’s writing is consistently in this category.”
—Hito Steyerl, visual artist and author of Duty Free Art

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