Deterioration, They Said

Collection :

Anthologies & Art Theory

Editor(s) :

Raphael Gygax

Author(s) :

Cory ArcangelEd HalterRaphael GygaxThomas Beard

Cover type :

Hardcover

Dimensions :

215 x 291 mm

Pages :

92 pgs.

Pictures :

150 colors and 37 b/w

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CHF38 / €25 / £19 / $35

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978-3-03764-076-0

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August 2009

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The art of de(con)struction

American artists Cory Arcangel, Jessica Ciocci & Jacob Ciocci/Paper Rad, Shana Moulton, and Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch, have been brought together in this publication. In their works the artists create an overwhelming, color-charged aesthetic with an excessive density of content, reacting to the consumer-oriented condition of Western society. In their image-spaces the four collaborations address a culture of excess, constructing their critique via a form of appropriation, which simultaneously releases a veritable deluge of images. In the tradition of experimental film and Scatter art they probe potential unconventional narrative patterns and test for the disintegration of stereotypes. As a result, the video works are often shown in sculptural settings, in which fragments of pop culture and handcrafted forms are amalgamated into a multimedia Gesamtkunstwerk.

Published with the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.