Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art
Published: May 2018© 2018
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 432 Pages
Illustrations: 27 b&w illustrations
Dimensions: 7.40 x 10.30
432 Pages, 7.40 x 10.30 x 1.60 in, 27 b&w illustrations
One of the most important movements in twenty-first century literature is the emergence of conceptual writing. By knowingly drawing on the histories of art and literature, conceptual writing upended traditional categorical conventions.
Postscript is the first collection of writings on the subject of conceptual writing by a diverse field of scholars in the realms of art, literature, media, as well as the artists themselves. Using new and old technology, and textual and visual modes including appropriation, transcription, translation, redaction, and repetition, the contributors actively challenge the existing scholarship on conceptual art. Rather than segregating the work of visual artists from that of writers we are shown the ways in which conceptual art is, and remains, a mutually supportive interaction between the arts.
Nora Burnett Abrams
- "I, too, wondered…": An Introduction to Writing After Conceptual Art"
- "The Conceptualist Turn: Wittgenstein and the New Writing"
- "Fate of Echo"
- "Was Ist Los"
- "Sharon Hayes and Most People"
- "What Do We Mean By Performance Writing?"
- "Rescuing the Past: Repetition and Reenactment in Jeremy Deller, Andrea Geyer, and Sharon Hayes"
- From "Notes on Conceptualism"
Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place
- "The Melancholy of Conceptualism"
- "Untimely Models"
- "Indifferent Voices"
- "A Week of Blogs for the Poetry Foundation"
- "Give Them What They Want: Populist Rhetoric in Conceptual Art and Writing"
- To Teach and Delight – A Few Precedents for an Art of Instruction"
- "Semantic Analysis: The Art of Parsing Found Text"
- "Conceptual Computing and Digital Writing"
- "Poetry Without Poets"
- Documents from "True Mirror"
David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey
- "From Distribution to Dispersion: Conceptual Writing in the Age of the Internet
- "Little Bastard"
Ryan Gander with Alice Fisher and Stuart Bailey
- "What Was Conceptual Writing?"
- "The Bioinformatic Sublime: The Life of Data and the Data of Life in Conceptual Writing"
- "Two Dots Over a Vowel"
- "Like In Valencia: On Translating Equivalence"
Mónica de la Torre
- "Russian Lessons for Conceptual Writing"
- "Reading as Art"
Simon Morris with Thomas Campbell
- "Ambivalence of the Grid"
- "The Concrete, The Conceptual, and the Galáxias"
Antonio Sergio Bessa
- "PLAGIARISM: A response to Thomas Fink"
"Andersson’s collection is significant in so far as it is one of the first exhibitions or catalogues that begins to approach a definition of conceptual writing."Louisa Lee, Art History
"Postscript is a major contribution to the field, traversing and combining the legacies of criticism, writing and art production."Juli Carson, Department of Art, University of California-Irvine
"Postscript highlights an area of practice and criticism that is significant through both retrospective historical connection and current contemporary practice and debate"Dr Ruth Blacksell, Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, the University of Reading / Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, the University of Kingston