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Numerous foreign exhibitions and biennials have borne witness to the diversity of latest paintings engaged with the standard and its antecedents within the paintings of Surrealists, Situationists, the Fluxus crew, and conceptual and feminist artists of the Sixties and Seventies. This artwork exhibits a acceptance of standard dignity or the by accident excellent, an engagement with a brand new form of anthropology, an immersion within the pleasures of pop culture, or a meditation on what occurs whilst not anything occurs. The social gathering of the standard has oppositional and dissident overtones, delivering a voice to the silenced and offering probabilities for swap. This selection of writings by way of artists, theorists, and critics assembles for the 1st time a complete anthology at the daily on the planet of latest art.

Artists surveyed includeChantal Akerman, Francis Alÿs, Vladimir Arkhipov, Ian Breakwell, Stanley Brouwn, Sophie Calle, Marcel Duchamp, Fischli & Weiss, Nan Goldin, Dan Graham, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Mary Kelly, Lettrist foreign, Jonas Mekas, Annette Messager, Aleksandra Mir, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Daniel Spoerri, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Andy Warhol, Richard Wentworth, Stephen Willats.

Writers includePaul Auster, Maurice Blanchot, Geoff Dyer, Hal Foster, Suzy Gablik, Ben Highmore, Henri Lefebvre, Lucy R. Lippard, Michel Maffesoli, Ivone Margulies, Helen Molesworth, Nikos Papastergiadis, Georges Perec, John Roberts, David Ross, Nicholas Serota, Michael Sheringham, Alison and Peter Smithson, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Jeff Wall, Jonathan Watkins.

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