The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, December 8, 2016


General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987-2005
Jamie Isenstein, ‘Magic Lamps’ (detail), 2005, Digital C-print. Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.-The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts presents General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987–2005, an exhibition that seeks to track and evaluate the legacy of conceptual art in works produced by a generation of artists born during, or close to, the first phase of conceptual art production (1965–1975). Conceived by Matthew Higgs during his tenure as CCA Wattis Institute Curator, General Ideas is on view from September 15 to November 13.

Focusing on works that at least in part engage with, consist of, or actively disrupt everyday procedures, processes, routines, and actions, General Ideas seeks to explore the entanglements between (conceptual) art and the everyday, with a particular emphasis on works that embrace emotion, humor, and pathos.

"Like their Conceptualist precursors, the works in General Ideas employ the 'language, actions, processes, and existing cultural forms' of quotidian life to, in LeWitt's words, 'leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach,'" writes Higgs in an essay about the exhibition.

Works in the show range from paintings, photographs, and lithographs, to mixed media installations, video, and new media works. Examples include Adam Chodzko's The God Look-Alike Contest (1992–93), a series of images generated in response to a classified advertisement he placed in a London newspaper long before the ubiquity of the internet and reality television; Andrea Fraser's video work Little Frank and His Carp (2001), depicting an unauthorized intervention in the newly opened Guggenheim Bilbao (designed by Frank Gehry) that follows the sexually suggestive subtext of the museum's audio-tour guide to its logical denouement; and Five Coloured Words in Neon (2003), in which through the cool glamour of neon, Ron Terada restages post 9/11 hysteria while making a sly historical nod to the artist Joseph Kosuth.

Featured artists: Francis Alÿs, Jennifer Bornstein, Adam Chodzko, Martin Creed, Andrea Fraser, Liam Gillick, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jamie Isenstein, Emily Jacir, Emma Kay, Adam McEwen, Jonathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, Rob Pruitt, Kay Rosen, Josh Shaddock, Santiago Sierra, Ron Terada, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.






Today's News

September 14, 2005

The 2005 Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art Opens

2005 British Art Fair at Royal College of Art

Precaution: Youngfringe at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Tate Britain Presents John Latham in Focus

Édouard Boubat at Centre atlantique de la Photographie

McNay Art Museum Announces New Curator of Art

General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987-2005

Sydney's Past Rises from the Grave

NEA Challenge America Grant

EASTinternational 2006 Selectors Chosen

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Dutch National Museum of Ethnology says ancient Mixtec skull a forgery

2.- Sotheby's Russian Art Sales soar over estimate to £13.8m / $17.2m

3.- Pirelli's new 'feminist' calendar sexes up the wrinkles

4.- Black Death burial pit found by archaeologists at English 14th-century abbey

5.- It's a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist museum is still a hit after 30 years

6.- Versailles presents the infinite variety and ingenuity of entertainment in the court

7.- Van Gogh Museum rules out debate over 'lost' notebook

8.- Wife of Putin aide shocks with Holocaust-themed skating routine

9.- A visitor's guide to Art Basel Miami Beach and beyond

10.- President-elect Donald Trump, politics on the mind at Art Basel Miami Beach

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful