Charles Harrison - The Moment of Conceptual Art

lecture and workshop

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This lecture will consider the origins and development of the Conceptual
Art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, with particular reference to the practice of Art & Language, with which Charles Harrison is associated.

It will consider both the crisis of transatlantic Modernism from which the
movement emerged, and the mutation of Conceptual Art into the Postmodernist
Conceptualism which is now widespread throughout the international

Charles Harrison is Professor of the History and Theory of Art at the Open University. He has been associated with the artistic practice Art & Language since 1971 and collaborates with Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden on publications issued in that name. He has been visiting professor at the Universities of Chicago and of Texas at Austin and was a Getty Scholar for the year 2001-2.

Besides teaching texts and programmes for the Open University, his publications include English Art and Modernism 1900-1939 (1981 and 1994), Essays on Art & Language (1991 and 2001), Modernism (1997),
Conceptual Art and Painting: further Essays on Art & Language
(2001), and Painting the Difference: Sex and Spectator in Modern Art (2005).

He is co-editor of Art in Theory 1648-1815 (2000), Art in Theory 1815-1900 (1998) and Art in Theory 1900-2000 (2003).

lecture on Wednesday 5.12. 4 p.m
workshop on Thursday 6.12. 4 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Praha 2 (CZ)


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