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Particular Cases
Boris Groys [see all titles]
Sternberg Press [see all titles] History, Criticism and Theory [see all titles]
Boris Groys Particular Cases
Graphic design: Chad Kloepfer.
published in November 2016
English edition
13,3 x 20,6 cm (softcover)
296 pages (61 b/w ill.)
€22.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-221-2
EAN: 9783956792212
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New collection of essays by Boris Groys in which the philosopher discusses the works and artists that influenced his thinking, from Paweł Althamer to Andy Warhol.
This collection of essays does not aim to illustrate a prefabricated theory of art, but rather follows the impulses given by artworks themselves. Philosopher and art critic Boris Groys writes about significant works and artists over the last century that have pushed his thinking in new directions. His compelling arguments do not try to replace the singular content or message of an artwork. Instead, his writings are inspired by art as a mind-changing practice—as if contemporary artists, completely secularized, can still produce a kind of conversion within the spectator. Particular Cases is an original exploration of pivotal concerns related to the development of contemporary art—originality and repetition, the valuation of artworks, materiality and production, historical and personal archives, and the language of power.
Featuring essays on Paweł Althamer, Francis Alÿs, Yael Bartana, Paul Chan, Olga Chernysheva, Marcel Duchamp, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Martin Honert, Rebecca Horn, IRWIN, Wassily Kandinsky, Piero Manzoni, Anri Sala, Thomas Schütte, Mladen Stilinović, Inga Svala Thorsdottir & Wu Shanzhuan, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol.
Seel also Boris Groys & Andro Wekua.