Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Edited by Andrea Andersson

© 2017

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.

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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

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Edited by Andrea Andersson

© 2017

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Andrea Andersson is The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of the Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Preface
    Nora Burnett Abrams

    1. "I, too, wondered…": An Introduction to Writing After Conceptual Art"
          Andrea Andersson
    2. "The Conceptualist Turn: Wittgenstein and the New Writing"
          Marjorie Perloff
    3. "Fate of Echo"
          Craig Dworkin
    4. "Was Ist Los"
          Seth Price
    5. "Echo"
          Vanessa Place
    6. "Sharon Hayes and Most People"
          Rachel Haidu
    7. "What Do We Mean By Performance Writing?"
          Caroline Bergvall
    8. "Rescuing the Past: Repetition and Reenactment in Jeremy Deller, Andrea Geyer, and Sharon Hayes"
          Patrick Greaney
    9. From "Notes on Conceptualism"
          Robert Fitterman and Vanessa Place
    10. "The Melancholy of Conceptualism"
          Michael Golston
    11. "Untimely Models"
          Lytle Shaw
    12. "Indifferent Voices"
          Paul Elliman
    13. "A Week of Blogs for the Poetry Foundation"
          Kenneth Goldsmith
    14. "Give Them What They Want: Populist Rhetoric in Conceptual Art and Writing"
          Brian Reed
    15. To Teach and Delight – A Few Precedents for an Art of Instruction"
          Cathleen Chaffee
    16. "Semantic Analysis: The Art of Parsing Found Text"
          Sarah Cook
    17. "Conceptual Computing and Digital Writing"
          Nick Monfort
    18. "Poetry Without Poets"
          Darren Wershler
    19. Documents from "True Mirror"
          David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey
    20. "From Distribution to Dispersion: Conceptual Writing in the Age of the Internet
      Gwen Allen
    21. "Little Bastard"
          Ryan Gander with Alice Fisher and Stuart Bailey
    22. "What Was Conceptual Writing?"
          Nick Thurston
    23. "The Bioinformatic Sublime: The Life of Data and the Data of Life in Conceptual Writing"
          Paul Stephens
    24. "Two Dots Over a Vowel"
          Christian Bök
    25. "Like In Valencia: On Translating Equivalence"
          Mónica de la Torre
    26. "Russian Lessons for Conceptual Writing"
          Jacob Edmond
    27. "Reading as Art"
          Simon Morris with Thomas Campbell
    28. "Ambivalence of the Grid"
          Liz Kotz
    29. "The Concrete, The Conceptual, and the Galáxias"
          Antonio Sergio Bessa
    30. "N.B."
          Seth Kim-Cohen
    31. "PLAGIARISM: A response to Thomas Fink"
          Tan Lin

    Notes

    Bibliography

    Index