RUGOFF, Ralph (cur.)
A Brief History of Invisible Art
The catalogue of a groundbreaking exhibition by Ralph Rugoff! What’s at stake in an artistic conundrum: analysing the conceptual and communicative possibilities of the work of art, while bypassing its seeming requirements of visibility and materiality. Whether underscoring the role of the audience, mocking the theological aura of museum rhetoric or calling attention to the importance of linguistic description in cultural production, the artworks gathered in A Brief History of Invisible Art prompt us to see through the more grandiose distractions of contemporary art and so to think more clearly about its underlying functions.
With the work of Art & Language, Michael Asher, Robert Barry, James Lee Byars, Maurizio Cattelan, Jay Chung, Trisha Donnelly, Tom Friedman, Carsten Höller, Bethan Huws, Bruno Jakob, Yves Klein, Glenn Ligon, Jonathan Monk, Gianni Motti, Andy Warhol.