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After Nihilism

After Nihilism
Essays on Contemporary Art

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Part of Contemporary Artists and their Critics

  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521596985


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  • In After Nihilism, Wilfried Dickhoff examines the art work of Neo-Avant-Garde European and American artists, including Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, and Philip Taaffe. Tracing the development of the Neo-Avant-Garde through the 1980s to the present, this collection provides in-depth analysis of particular works of art and demonstrates the author's close engagement with and understanding of the contemporary art world.

    • Examines art of the 80s and 90s
    • Contains essays on well-known avant-garde artists: Howard Hodgkin, Joseph Beuys, Cindy Sherman
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    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521596985
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 172 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical Prelude:
    1. Inbetween being (t)here - a scenario of thoughts on the (im)possibilities of art
    Part II. Paths of a Different Presence:
    2. The Fautrier yardstick
    3. The unredeemed in Joseph Beuys' expanded art
    4. Marcel Broodthaer's determinate negation
    5. Gerhard Richter: painting's responsibility
    6. Brice Marden: ensouled form
    7. Howard Hodgkin: the carnal presence of emotion
    8. A. R. Penck: the import of the real
    9. Don Van Vliet: coherent deformation
    Part III. Theoretical Interlude:
    10. After Nihilism
    Part IV. Is There A Presence of Difference?:
    11. Francesco Clemente: be a curtain and tear your self apart
    12. Donald Baechler: on line
    13. Julian Schnabel's intensity program
    14. Walter Dahn: the painter in revolt
    15. Georg Dokoupil: the trivial position
    16. Dahn and Dokuouil: masks of (dis) enchantment
    17. Martin Kippenberger: filthy truth
    18. David Salle: on stages
    19. Ross Bleckner: traces of deathlessness
    20. Andreas Schulze: the family idiot
    21. Gunther Forg/Philip Taaffe: we are not afraid
    22. Philip Taaffe: the other (and the) ornament
    23. Rosemarie Trockel's encore
    24. Georg Herold: over-exposing and counter-illuminating the theater of meaning
    25. Cindy Sherman: portraits of becoming ano(r)mal
    26. Siegfried Anzinger: pre-figures of (possible) painting
    27. George Condo: (ir)real presences
    28. Albert Oehlen: beauty is a rare thing
    29. Frances Scholz: to a Line
    Part V. Pragmatical Apreslude:
    30. Blindmen, throw away your canes

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    Wilfried Dickhoff

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