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The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art

Nizan Shaked

Abstract

The synthetic proposition: Conceptualism and the political referent in contemporary art examines the impact of Civil Rights, Black Power, the student, feminist and the sexual-liberty movements on conceptualism and its legacies in the United States between the late 1960s and the present. It focuses on the turn to political reference in practices originally concerned with philosophically abstract ideas, and traces key strategies in contemporary art today to the reciprocal influences of conceptualism and identity politics, movements that have so far been historicized as mutually exclusive. It dem ... More

Keywords: Contemporary Art, Conceptual Art, Conceptualism, Identity Politics, Institutional Critique, Political art, Synthetic Proposition, Adrian Piper

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992750
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992750.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nizan Shaked, author
California State University