ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 28

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

NOMINALISM


General Idea, P is for Poodle, 1983

Vanessa Théodoropoulou
Collective Nominalism

Tristant Trémeau
Art That Criticizes Art ?


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Elodie Antoine and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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EDITORIAL

 


        
 
       Katia Schneller recently defended an excellent dissertation on the constructions and deconstructions of artistic categories in New York between 1966 and 1973. In her thesis, Schneller described the proliferation of all kinds of labels, from Minimal Art to Postminimalism, passing by way of Conceptual Art and the Anti-Form movement. Such labels offer less an account of clear categories of new artistic practices than an understanding of how the notion of style was being redefined. This way of mimicking the breaks made by various avant-garde movements has served as a prelude to the situation we have today, where the attribution of names corresponds to an attempt to define the nature of artistic activity. The project of Vanessa Théodoropoulou and Tristan Tremeau here is to study what is covered by such nominalism.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac




Letter published with the support of the Foundation of France

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