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22.09.2022

Roger Fayet und Regula Krähenbühl (Eds.): Kunst und Material. Konzepte, Prozesse, Arbeitsteilungen

Outlines, Vol. 12

Media diversity, an expanded notion of the artwork and a changed understanding of creativity have shaped art since the modern era. This creates new challenges for the reception and preservation of a work as well as for the concept of authorship and the idea of authenticity. The separation of design and implementation in contemporary art also establishes a new form of art production based on the division of labour with manifold implications. The contributions in this volume show that such developments require innovative, interdisciplinary approaches at the interface of the history of technology, conservation science and art history.

30.08.2022

Ismene Wyss: Social Media Performance. YouTube und Instagram als Ort künstlerischer Aufführungen

Digital processes have become substantially more important in relation to the production, presentation and reception of art since the digital revolution. The omnipresence of social media in our everyday lives means that the practices of contemporary artists are also shaped by the lifestyles and forms of communication presented online, as well as their specific aesthetics, which they themselves help to shape. Ismene Wyss focuses on artworks with a decided inclusion of social media in the process of artistic creation. It analyses (especially those) contemporary positions that use social media in a performative way: the "social media performance". This book is based on the thesis that the specific performative use of social media is a contemporary artistic strategy that reflects and questions digitalised societies. Based on the artistic positions of Amalia Ulman, Molly Soda, Arvida Bytröm and Leah Schrager, the book analyses how social media have found their way into artistic practice since 2010 and discusses the consequences of such art production for contemporary art history.

24.08.2022

Anneli Kraft: Das gute Glas. Design digital sammeln und erforschen

Eine designhistorische Betrachtung und Entwicklung einer digitalen Infrastruktur zur Analyse von Trinkgläsern
Under the premise of good form, everyday objects in the post-war period were awarded various design prizes or shown in exhibitions to raise awareness of good design. Drinking glasses from this period are the focus here. What is a good glass? The author explores this question using guidelines written at the time and award-winning glasses. In addition, she lays out the development of the digital tools that were used to research and compare the objects. This includes typification of drinking glasses as well as accurate shape attribution.
This design-historical examination shows what contemporary research on a specific subject area in museums might look like.

18.08.2022

Barbara Preisig: Mobil, autonom, vernetzt

Between 1966 and 1975 Jan Dibbets, Adrian Piper, Daniel Buren and Eleanor Antin created high-circulation printed advertisements and exhibition announcements. These ephemera - simultaneously works of art, advertising instruments and documentations for artistic actions - are exemplary for the communication-based, flexible and mobile practice of conceptual art.
With a focus on the economic development of the time, the book shows how artists exemplarily anticipated forms of immaterial work. The ephemera are witnesses of a complex relationship between the criticism of hierarchical organizational structures and the demand for authenticity and individuality. In this context, artistic aspirations for autonomy and institutional critique are not in contrast to economic innovation. They are a condition of a postfordist present.

10.08.2022

Isabelle Dolezalek u.a. (Eds.): Sammlungsgeschichten. Islamische Kunst im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (1873–1915)

Collection Histories. Islamic Art at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (1873–1915) looks at the paths taken by works from West and Central Asia into the museum. Eleven studies illuminate the interests of the MK&G founding director Justus Brinckmann, trace his acquisitions, and look at the biographies of individual objects – including a Quran manuscript or tiles from a mausoleum in Bukhara. The focus lies on the relations of local and global networks with the history of the art market.

10.08.2022

D. Nelting, V. von Rosen (Eds.): Gattungsmischungen – Hybridisierungen – Amalgamierunge

How do texts, images and musical compositions stage the relationship between the 'old' and the 'new' in times in which the aesthetic certainties dissolve along with the genre orders? How do they bring about 'novations' in other discursive orders, such as religious or socio-political ones, and thus also make epistemic change visible? And how can these processes be described in a historically appropriate way without resorting to modern teleologies of progress?

 

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