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The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art by Martha Buskirk

The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art

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The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art by Martha Buskirk
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Feb 18, 2005 | ISBN 9780262524421

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The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art is an indispensable user’s guide to the last forty years of art. Buskirk ably contends with the knotty legacies of conceptual art: in particular, the strange fact that ‘almost anything can be and has been called art.’ A patient critic, she takes the skepticism, and the curiosity, of art’s audiences seriously, and makes a persuasive case for the historical coherence of a heterogeneous field of art.—Mignon Nixon, Courtauld Institute of Art—

Buskirk examines questions of authorship, originality and the notably ephemeral object through specific examples.

Joao Ribas

…Buskirk surveys a range of artists through various thematic lenses.

Patricia Briggs , Rain Taxi Review of Books

[This] highly engaging book presents the ‘greatest hits’ of the sixties through the nineties as well-defined case studies.

Gloria Sutton, Rhizome

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