e-flux journal : What is Contemporary Art?
Sternberg Press, 2010, Paperback, Engish, 216 pp, 17.5 x 10.9 x 1.5 cm
Since Conceptualism the field of art and its institutions have become used to hosting its own critique. Notions of autonomy and distance that were once considered critique's bedrock have not only become hard to come by but transposed themselves onto artistic production proper. Disciplinary and geographical reconfiguration has made the art world a complex place and the objective position that once defined the critic has been replaced by the need to understanding this breadth. The task now is to engage new intellectual territories in a way that revitalises contemporary art's critical vocabulary and this selection of essays highlight an ongoing thread running through the first eight issues of e-flux journal.