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Under Blue Cup
A personal journey leads a celebrated critic to discover "knights of the medium," contemporary artists who battle the aesthetic meaninglessness of the post-medium condition.In Under Blue Cup, Rosalind Krauss explores the relation of aesthetic mediums to memory--her own memory having been severely tested by a ruptured aneurysm that temporarily washed away much of her short- ...more
Hardcover, 142 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by MIT Press
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Although her main argument is consistent with what she has been writing about for the past fifteen years (with a rupture from the 70's and 80's), her latest book is stylistically striking in its oddity and comes as an almost complete reversal of the tone adopted even by "Perpetual inventory," the one that came out only a year earlier. Yet it is a pleasurable, smooth and to some degree sad read ...more
Personal and professional, this account by Krauss of installation art is poetically written with alphabetical 'rules' (to be broken!). It discusses theory on surface and method of communication of idea with case studies from some internationally recognised contemporary artists, and Documenta X, pushing Krauss' view that the white cube still has relevance in art. Excellently written, well chosen case studies with images, and very enjoyable. ...more
Generato da una buona idea (la critica delle "installazioni" si arte contemporanea) e da uno spunto autobiografico (un aneurisma cerebrale con conseguente perdita della memoria a breve termine), il testo giunge a una formulazione brillante, quella del medium come paradigma della coppia di opposti memoria vs oblio. Nel far questo, esplora molti riferimenti artistici contemporanei (e alcuni teorici, con inc ima Barthes) in un percorso che alla lunga pecca di concettuale pretenziosità. Lettura a og ...more
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