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MIT4_651F10_lec17 - MIT 4.651 ART SINCE 1940 LECTURE NOTES...

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MIT 4.651 ART SINCE 1940 Caroline A. Jones LECTURE NOTES Week 9, Lecture 1 7 , Early Conceptual Art: Sol LeWitt and others “The idea is the machine that makes the art” – Sol LeWitt key decade: 1970s terms: Conceptual Art I. Conceptual Art – late 1960s New York, quickly international, peaked in 1970s, still going strong today A) Roots and precursors 1) Minimalism and Pop (Stella, Warhol) 2) Fluxus attitudes (George Brecht) 3) transcendental signifiers in Europe (Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni) 4) above all, the growing influence of Duchamp and the “anti-retinal” B) Practitioners from various places (centered on New York and English language) 1) Robert Morris 61-63 (later Minimal, Performance, Process artist) 2) Joseph Kosuth ‘65-66 + (writer/theorist, infl.by Duchamp readymades) 3) Sol LeWitt ‘66-67 + (formulator of “Paragraphs” ‘67 /“Sentences” ‘69) 4) On Kawara ‘66 + (b. Japan, dialogue with LeWitt, postcards/ calendar boxes) 5) Douglas Heubler ca. ‘70 + (time-based)
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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