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The readymade boomerang : certain relations in 20th century art /

by (8th : Biennale of Sydney 1990). organizer. issuing body. [organizer.]; Block, René [organizer.]; Art Gallery of New South Wales [host institution.]; Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, N.S.W.) [issuing body.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 511 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0959661964.Other title: Art is easy : & all music is the same.Subject(s): Art Gallery of New South Wales -- Exhibitions | 1900 - 1999 | Art Gallery of New South Wales | Art, Australian -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Arts, Modern -- Themes, motives | Conceptual art | Conceptuele kunst | Ready-made -- Catalogues d'exposition | Art conceptuel -- 20e siècle -- Catalogues d'exposition | Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions | Conceptual art -- Exhibitions | Arts -- Australia -- Exhibitions | Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Arts, Modern 20th century Themes, motives Exhibitions | Conceptual art Exhibitions | Exhibition catalogs | Exhibition cataloguesSlide set of selection of works in catalogue available ; Contemporary Art Resource.
Contents:
Art is beautiful . . . but it makes a lot of work / Rene Block -- Certain relations in twentieth century art -- Reviewing Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Rrose Selavy, Marchand Du Sel / Lynne Cooke -- Rich food is bad for your heart / Emmett Williams -- Broken music / Satellite exhibitions.
Summary: "This show takes with Duchamp, Picabia and Man Ray as its kernal a trio of Dada originators who are united by the fact that their iconoclasm was primarily aesthetic rather than political in its expression (unlike that of most of their peers) as well as by the fact that their metaphysics were shot through with an irreverent humour. With the nexus of these interconnecting ideas, art-objects, and artistic personalities as its starting point, the exhibition traces a number of moments when their impact has proven both particularly strong and highly stimulating for subsequent artists."--BOOK JACKET.
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Exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Bond Stores 3/4, Millers Point, 11 April-3 June 1990.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-493) and index (page 182)

Art is beautiful . . . but it makes a lot of work / Rene Block -- Certain relations in twentieth century art -- Reviewing Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Rrose Selavy, Marchand Du Sel / Lynne Cooke -- Rich food is bad for your heart / Emmett Williams -- Broken music / Satellite exhibitions.

"This show takes with Duchamp, Picabia and Man Ray as its kernal a trio of Dada originators who are united by the fact that their iconoclasm was primarily aesthetic rather than political in its expression (unlike that of most of their peers) as well as by the fact that their metaphysics were shot through with an irreverent humour. With the nexus of these interconnecting ideas, art-objects, and artistic personalities as its starting point, the exhibition traces a number of moments when their impact has proven both particularly strong and highly stimulating for subsequent artists."--BOOK JACKET.

Slide set of selection of works in catalogue available ; Contemporary Art Resource.

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