Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 And The New Object Art by Garrett StewartTransmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 And The New Object Art by Garrett Stewart

Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 And The New Object Art

byGarrett Stewart

Hardcover | January 18, 2018

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If you attend a contemporary art exhibition today, you’re unlikely to see much traditional painting or sculpture. Indeed, artists today are preoccupied with what happens when you leave behind assumptions about particular media—such as painting, or woodcuts—and instead focus on collisions between them, and the new forms and ideas that those collisions generate.
 
Garrett Stewart in Transmedium dubs this new approach Conceptualism 2.0, an allusion in part to the computer images that are so often addressed by these works. A successor to 1960s Conceptualism, which posited that a material medium was unnecessary to the making of art, Conceptualism 2.0 features artworks that are transmedial, that place the aesthetic experience itself deliberately at the boundary between often incommensurable media. The result, Stewart shows, is art whose forced convergences break open new possibilities that are wholly surprising, intellectually enlightening, and often uncanny.
 
Garrett Stewart is the James O. Freedman Professor of Letters in the English Department of the University of Iowa and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Closed Circuits: Screening Narrative Surveillance.  
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Title:Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 And The New Object ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:January 18, 2018Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022650087X

ISBN - 13:9780226500874

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Table of Contents

Overture: Coming to Terms
Prelim: Conceptualism 2.0
Scene One: Image Frames
Chapter 1: Hyperreal
Chapter 2: Hyporealm
Chapter 3: Derealized
Entr’action
Scene Two: Motion Captures
Chapter 4: Pictureplaning
Chapter 5: Lightshown
Chapter 6: Filmedivision
Endscapes
Notes
Index

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“This remarkable book offers a wholly compelling account of the contemporary art world, taking the reader on an imaginary walking tour through real galleries and recent shows that feels both idiosyncratic and wholly inevitable. Making a zigzag path between the particular and the general, the necessary and the contingent, the medium and its refusal, Transmedium succeeds both as a specific engagement with an important and unfolding moment in the history of art practice and as a dazzling and inimitable methodological performance.”