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dc.contributor.authorSimoniti, Vid
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-03T11:04:16Z
dc.date.available2021-06-03T11:04:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.isbn1633450333
dc.identifier.isbn9781633450332
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323301
dc.description.abstractPublished in conjunction with MoMA's retrospective exhibition and in collaboration with the artist, this scholarly volume presents new critical essays that expand on Piper's practice in ways that have been previously under- or unaddressed. Two questions have occupied art historical writing on the post-Conceptual, discursive, politically engaged art practises of the 1970s and after. Art historians have queried, firstly, the development of such committed art from the politically taciturn Conceptual art of the 1960s. Was that development a matter of historical accident—a contingent confluence of late modernism and of ground-shifting political developments of the late 1960s—or was there something intrinsically emancipatory to that moment: an aesthetic revolution, which facilitated the political one? Secondly, once art enters overt political discourse, what role do these practices occupy vis-à-vis ‘non-art’ political discourse? Do new, emancipatory kinds of rhetoric become available when political debate takes place within the distinct sphere of art making? I revisit these questions through the work of Adrian Piper. I read two bodies of Piper’s work alongside one other: her performance-based Conceptual pieces of 1968¬¬–1971, and her 1978–1992 anti-racist installation works. Drawing on this analysis and on the socio-political background of what social psychology has described as the rise of ‘modern’ or ‘subtle’ racism, I suggest that to assess the rhetorical effectiveness of Conceptual art we need to reconsider the identity of its viewers.
dc.publisherMuseum of Modern Art New York
dc.subjectadrian piper
dc.subjectconceptual art
dc.titleAdrian Piper and the Rhetoric of Conceptual Art
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameAdrian Piper A Reader
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.70758
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04
dc.contributor.orcidSimoniti, Vid [0000-0001-5832-9587]
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