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louise.desrenards at free.fr
Sat Aug 6 19:34:40 CEST 2011
Don't confuse Baudrillard attitude with Jean Clair attitude about the
the conspiracy of art was a pleasant suggestion @ Baudrillard like the
art as object conspiring itself as subject --following his implicit
idea that all the fate of the subject was transfered now in the object
(his criticism of Philosophy), it was not a claim nor a regret but a
radical performance on this strategy.
All the contrary @ Jean Clair as academician and former director of
the museum of modern art in Paris, it was not a performance but a real
claim (really former rightism)
On 6 August 2011 18:55, Louise Desrenards <louise.desrenards at free.fr> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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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