[spectre] // The State of Art //

Louise Desrenards louise.desrenards at free.fr
Sat Aug 6 18:55:19 CEST 2011

Probably yes. But his last conference @ Whitney Biennal (end of the
eighties) where he dismissed the pending of positive words to renew
the concepts of contemporary arts was exactly that proposition from
which they began to hate him for a long in NY. So it is exactly from
where he wrote "Conspiracy of Art" in the nineties as ironical
performance of these matters into truth of essay...

http://www.liberation.fr/tribune/0101179372-le-complot-de-l-art (1996)

On 6 August 2011 18:30, Simon Biggs <simon at littlepig.org.uk> wrote:
> Jean has hit the nail on the head with that one. I think he could go further and propose that the art market abolishes art, at least within the domain that is the art world, which now equates to the art market.
> best
> Simon
> On 6 Aug 2011, at 16:40, Julian Oliver wrote:
>> "Behind this mechanical snobbery, there is in fact an escalation of the power
>> of the object, the sign, the image, the simulacrum and value of which the best
>> example today is the art market itself. This goes well beyond the alienation of
>> price as a real measure of things: we are experiencing a fetishism of value
>> toat explodes the very notion of a market and, at the same time, abolishes the
>> artwork as work of art."
>> Conspiracy of Art, p44, Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents Series, 2005.
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