Leonardo Reviews: Becoming Past

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As Jane Blocker, professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, explains by way of Grant Kester the terminology ‘contemporary art’ is however an oxymoron, because where does it start or end? And how can it thus “be treated with the gravity and scholarly detachment of a safely historical object?” The contemporary is a slippery or “rubbery” thing, the moment it happens it is already gone, “becoming past” as we speak.

 

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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Art and Posthumanism: Cary Wolfe in conversation with Art after Nature series editors Giovanni Aloi and Caroline Picard.

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Life in Plastic: Petrochemical fantasies and synthetic sensibilities, with Caren Irr, Lisa Swanstrom, Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, and Daniel Worden.

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Live: A book launch for We Are Meant to Rise at Next Chapter Booksellers features Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Douglas Kearney, Melissa Olson, Said Shaiye, and Kao Kalia Yang.