Presentation — During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed

You’re invited to the book presentation During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed with Bart Verschaffel (Ghent University), Margriet Schavemaker (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Camiel van Winkel on April 13th 2012 at Motto@Wiels in Brussels…

“This post-conceptual perspective offers a new and revealing insight into the systematics of contemporary art and artisthood, in particular with regard to the relation between conceptual and visual aspects, the meaning of theoretical discourse, and the role of institutions and mediators.”
— Camiel van Winkel

“In this collection of essays, Amsterdam art historian and critic Camiel van Winkel digs up the conceptual roots of contemporary art, design and photography to argue that the art of today is, as a whole, ‘post-conceptual.’ Focusing on the conceptual artists of the years 1965–1975, van Winkel examines how the art of that era continues to inform the art world today. Highly polemical and very readable, During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed looks at the cultural dominance of information in art discourse, the professionalization of artistic practices, the debate over ‘good design’ in art and the role institutions play in art theory. It is an essential collection for any understanding of that idea, belief and desire we today call ‘the artist.’”
— artbooks


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April 13th 2012