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Destruction (Documents of Contemporary Art)

Destruction (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Library Shelf Location 06.DEST
Publication Date Sep 2017
Description

The effects and meanings of destruction are central to the work of many of our most influential artists. Since the early 1960s, artists have employed destruction to creative ends. Here destruction changes from a negative state or passive condition to a highly productive category. The destructive subversion of media imagery aims to release us from its controlling effects. The self-destructing artwork extinguishes art’s fixity as arrested form and ushers in the ephemeral and contingent "open work."

ISBN 9780854882588
Quantity 1
Pages 240p; 24.6 x 2.5 x 17.5 cm
Author Sven Spieker
Format Paperback
Publisher Whitechapel Gallery,London
Category Art by Subject
Keyword Destruction and Art
Language English

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