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The Absence of Work

Un libro in lingua di Rachel Haidu edito da Mit Pr, 2013

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In 1964, at age forty, Marcel Broodthaers (1924--1976) proclaimed that his years ofwriting poetry -- of being "good for nothing," in his words -- were over, and a brief butdazzling artistic career began. Considered a founding father of institutional critique, Broodthaerscreated hundreds of objects, books, films, photographs and exhibitions, including a"fictive" museum of modern art that evolved from an installation in his own home to amassive exhibition of over three hundred works representing eagles. In The Absence of Work, RachelHaidu argues that all of Broodthaers's art is defined by its relationship to language. Hisperception of his poetry's "failure to communicate" led him to explore in his art thenoncommunicative, nontransparent uses of words.

Haidu's characterization ofBroodthaers's contribution to institutional critique represents a major departure from the usualapproach to this movement. With The Absence of Work, one of the first monographson Broodthaers in English, Haidu demystifies a crucial and enigmatic figure in postwar andcontemporary art.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Absence of Work
  • Sottotitolo: Marcel Broodthaers, 1964-1976
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreRachel Haidu
  • Editore: Mit Pr
  • Collana: Mit Pr (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 20 Settembre '13
  • Genere: ART
  • Pagine: 357
  • Dimensioni mm: 228 x 177 x 17
  • ISBN-10: 0262525097
  • EAN-13: 9780262525091