- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-5995-3
- Pages: 296
- Price: £90.00
- Published Date: October 2023
- Series: Rethinking Art's Histories
By the late 1960s cartographic formats and spatial information had become a regular feature in many conceptual artworks. This volume offers a rich study of conceptualisms' mapping practices that includes more expanded forms of spatial representation.
The book presents twelve in-depth case studies that address artists' engagement with matters of space at a time when space was garnering new significance in art, theory and culture. The chapters shed fresh light on an evident 'spatial turn' that took place from the postwar to the contemporary period, revealing how it was influenced by larger historical, social and cultural contexts.
In addition to raising questions about conceptualism's relationship to the world, the contributors illustrate how artists' cartographies served as critical sites for formulating their politics, upsetting prevailing systems and graphing new, heterogenous spaces.
'This book releases conceptualism into outer spaces, opening doors to its socio-political and anti-colonial possibilities. The admirable array of writers and artists expands the boundaries far beyond Conceptual Art per se, mapping its controversial definitions and contested histories.'
Lucy R. Lippard
Introduction: Maps, spatiality and conceptual art - Elize Mazadiego
Part I: Social cartographies
1 Borderline: Mapping out (social) spaces of representation in conceptual art - Eve Kalyva
2 Adrian Piper: In and out of conceptual art - Alexander Alberro
3 Remapping the public sphere: Conceptual art in 1970s London - Jennifer Sarathy
Part II: Political geographies
4 Immaterial countercartographies: Approaches to the conceptual art of Gábor Attalai - Katalin Cseh-Varga
5 Brian O'Doherty/Patrick Ireland: A modest proposal to decolonise Ireland - Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes
6 The contemporary topographies of Anna Bella Geiger - Dária Jaremtchuk
Part III: Sites and networks
7 Spatial play in Dennis Oppenheim's cartographic works - Larisa Dryansky
8 Psychophysiology Research Institute, 1969-70: Envisioning an 'invisible museum' - Reiko Tomii
9 Mapping a dialogue between some possible origins of IBMR and Art & Language - Ann Stephen
Part IV: Itineraries
10 Itinerant cartographies: Nancy Holt's conceptualism - Alena J. Williams
11 André Cadere's peripatetic art - Inesa Brasiske
12 Delirium ambulatorium - city walks as conceptual mapping: from Hélio Oiticica to Rasheed Araeen and Lee Wen - Eva Bentcheva and María José Martinez Sanchez
Elize Mazadiego is Assistant Professor of World Art History at the University of Bern