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Art and Contemporaneity
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  Art and Contemporaneity
Edited by Frank Ruda and Jan Völker.
Texts by Alexander García Düttmann, Judith Balso, Oliver Feltham, Frank Ruda, Mark Potocnik, Barbara Formis, Vladimir Safatle, Georg W. Bertram, Jan Völker, Alain Badiou.
published in April 2015
English edition
13,5 x 21 cm (softcover)
176 pages
€24.95
ISBN: 978-3-03734-209-1
EAN: 9783037342091
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Publication gathering a team of thinkers that confront one of the most crucial questions when dealing with the very definition, concept and operativity of art: How to link art to the concept of the contemporary?
Although art always takes place in time, its manifestations—actual works of art—can be characterized by the specific and close connection they maintain between contemporaneity and timelessness. Their relation to time must be differentiated in a twofold manner: on the one hand, there is the relation to the time in which they are embedded, and, on the other, the relation to the time that they themselves create. In particular historical conditions a specific temporality of the artwork emerges. Both temporalities are superimposed on by one another, namely as a timelessness of artworks as such. The book assembles a variety of thinkers that confront one of the most crucial questions when dealing with the very definition, concept and operativity of art: How to link art to the concept of the contemporary?