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Contemporary Art Versus Its Envelope


Crow, the author of such seminal art history texts as Modern Art in the Common Culture (1996) and The Intelligence of Art (1999), proposes that the contemporary hyper-expansion of the spaces for art has decisively altered the character of the art designed to fill them. The talk considers the ways in which ‘institutional critique’ in art practice since the 1960s has laid the ground for a Baroque efflorescence of art’s apparatus of display.

Thomas Crow (Getty Research Institute and Professor of Art History, USC, Los Angeles)

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