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Painting beyond Itself – The Medium in the Post-medium Condition
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  Painting beyond Itself The Medium in the Post-medium Condition
Edited by Isabelle Graw and Ewa Lajer-Burcharth.
Contributions by Carol Armstrong, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, René Démoris, Isabelle Graw, David Joselit, Jutta Koether, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Julie Mehretu, Matt Saunders, Amy Sillman.

Graphic design: Surface.
published in June 2016
English edition
12 x 19 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
292 pages (51 b/w ill.)
€15.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-007-2
EAN: 9783956790072
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An historical and theoretical account of painting as a privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity.
In response to recent developments in pictorial practice and critical discourse, Painting beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-medium Condition seeks new ways to approach and historicize the question of the medium. Reaching back to the earliest theoretical and institutional definitions of painting, this book—based on a conference at Harvard University in 2013—focuses on the changing role of materiality in establishing painting as the privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity. Myriad conceptions of the medium and its specificity are explored by an international group of scholars, critics, and artists. Painting beyond Itself is a forum for rich historical, theoretical, and practice-grounded conversation.
The book is part of the Institut für Kunstkritik series.