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 A Critical History of 20th-Century Art - artnet Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Art was a shamanistic activity for Beuys -- a way of awakening people to such existential inevitabilities as death and suffering, especially the suffering of not being understood and respected.
His art is a heroic attempt to save himself and German society from their history by a kind of return to the basics of human existence -- in effect a return to nature under the auspices of organic existential experience.
Art for him is a therapeutic enterprise, or at least has therapeutic potential, for both the individual and the collective.
www.artnet.com /magazineus/features/kuspit/kuspit8-9-06.asp   (8412 words)

  
 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
It is clear from the debates that the drafters chose to exclude specific appropriations from the initiative process despite their recognition that such an exclusion would permit the Legislature to thwart the voters' purposes by withholding funding for a measure adopted by popular vote.
The court rewrites the initiative petition and the resulting statute by ignoring the phrase "subject to appropriation," although this language indicates that the provisions of the measure were not intended to be effective without a legislative appropriation.
We cannot order the Legislature to appropriate funds or deem the funds appropriated as matter of law, and members of the executive branch are powerless to authorize payments to certified clean elections candidates in the absence of a legislative appropriation.
ls.wustl.edu /statelocal/bates.htm   (2183 words)

  
 PennTags /egreenle
Grids in the art of eva hesse and agnes martin – by egreenle
She does not see a reason to distinguish the copying that is involved with the creation of appropriation art and copying in general and she feels that artists should pay for use of copyrighted material and that the rights of the holders of copyright should be respected.
Appropriation art is an important post-modern movement that was most active during the 1980's and 1990's.
tags.library.upenn.edu /egreenle   (3425 words)

  
 ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
By placing other pictures in a new (art) context, the original meaning is altered and the advertising image's underlying principles and intentions are made clear to the onlooker.
Appropriation art is characterised by an analytic and critical commitment to the contemporary culture and society.
It includes pictorial art, theatre, film, poetry, dance, etc. Common to the avant-garde art was an attack on the prevalent art which was criticised of being reactionary and bourgeois.
www.arken.dk /view.asp?ID=9169   (221 words)

  
 VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ART: CRITICAL DIALOGUES
This panel continues a departure from traditional studies of museums and art from an anthropological perspective, going beyond aesthetics to incorporate considerations of political economy, the use and interpretation of art by various publics, and the role of art as communication-and miscommunication.
Further distinctions are made within the traditional "high" art world itself with recent blockbuster museum shows and controversies such as the Sensation show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Winter 1999-2000) which confronts the public directly and brings "art" back into the public eye (such as was experienced during the Mapplethorpe censorship/legal battle).
Art becomes more of a spectacle and a commodity, removed from the more meaningful experience it is attributed to intrinsically possessing.
astro.ocis.temple.edu /~stakarag/aaaSF.htm   (2488 words)

  
 A New Order | Essay
While the (re-)contextualization of found images or appropriation art is not a new phenomenon, it is certainly a current one.
Appropriation of imagery by artists for the purpose of parody, criticism, and/or social commentary is protected and allowed under the Fair Use Policy.
In turn, it is important for exhibition venues to continue to support their efforts by exhibiting so-called "illegal art" and address the surrounding issues with educational support materials and programming.
www.montserrat.edu /galleries/neworder/essay.html   (340 words)

  
 Copycat commandos - www.theage.com.au
Art and the law have long been awkward in each other's company, with authorities making it their business to control material since Australia's first feature film, The Kelly Gang of 1906, became our first prohibited feature film.
He agrees that the concept of appropriation is full-grown, widely embraced and ought to be acknowledged in law.
Despite the efforts of artists such as King and Joyce to inject a little contemporary art theory into legal discussion, the law remains rigid and enthusiastically enforced.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/09/24/1064083041326.html   (715 words)

  
 ---Klein Art Works---
If expressionism and pop art had the greatest impact on art of 1980's namely, figurative expressionism and appropriation art--then minimalism has provided the greatest challenge to artists who have emerged during the last ten years.
By merging her art into environments, she has taken her biggest step toward bringing her unique variant of minimalism into the realm of human experience.
By bringing the art object and the viewer to a point of intersection, Kim's art brings experience, and thereby the world, closer to us all.
www.kleinart.com /html/kim-articles-2000.html   (1313 words)

  
 New Rules Project - Dallas Public Art Program
The arts committee shall be composed of three members who are the full city council appointments to the cultural affairs commission and eight members who are professionally qualified citizens appointed by the cultural affairs commission.
The public art appropriation shall apply to all capital improvement projects financed with grants or contributions from private persons or governmental or public agencies, subject to conditions of the granting or contributing person or agency.
Amounts appropriated pursuant to this article shall be established by the city manager, or his designee, in a public art account within each capital improvement project fund.
www.newrules.org /finance/artDallascode.html   (1523 words)

  
 ArtLex's Ao-Ars page
The applied arts are usually contrasted with the fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, fine printmaking, etc.), which are seen as serving no purpose other than providing an aesthetic experience.
In appraising works of art, for instance, an art appraiser studies their various qualities, and ultimately estimates their monetary worth, typically for insurance or taxation reasons, or in establishing a price.
Art educators must be forgiven for providing young students an easily digestible introduction to art.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/Ao.html   (3828 words)

  
 Digital Sampling, the Mimetic Impulse and Appropriation in Modern Art
Their art, particularly biography and portraiture, brings into focus the topical minutiae of our everyday existence; it is descriptive and meticulous with regard to the manifest outward appearance of things.
Dada artists explored this notion of art relating to life more fully in found objects, collage, sound poetry and performance art: new means to express the spirit of the age.
It is an act of appropriation, acquisition and potentially an act of aggression: we "take" a picture, and a sound recording is also a "take." In a fixed medium--wax, vinyl, magnetic tape--a sound becomes an object, to be owned, reproduced, bought and sold.
www.nothing.org /osc/SamplingMimeticImpulseAppropriation.htm   (2970 words)

  
 Cultural Policy Program
As the term suggests, appropriation art borrows common images from advertising, the mass media and elsewhere, places them in new contexts and, thereby, aims to change the way we think about these images.
But when the borrowed image is copyrighted, appropriation art risks infringing the rights of the copyright owner.
My final example is appropriation of mass media images by the artist Jeff Koons who was the defendant in three similar copyright cases in the 2nd Circuit.
culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu /conf1999/landes.html   (3034 words)

  
 WHAT ART IS Online - Ch. 14: Postmodernism in the "Visual Arts"
Beginning with the first stirrings of Pop art in the mid-1950s, postmodernism in the "visual arts" was a deliberate rejection of previous modernist practice, theory, and criticism--in particular, of Abstract Expressionism and the formalist criticism of Clement Greenberg.
The arts of the infinite future, regardless of technological advances, will not differ essentially from what they were in prehistory when man painted images of animals on the walls of caves, carved the human figure, told stories, and made music on flutes.
We are optimistic that at some near time in the twenty-first century, the arts will undergo a renaissance, as the bogus forms of the twentieth, and the empty theories that have sustained them, recede into the background.
www.aristos.org /whatart/ch14.htm   (964 words)

  
 Appropriation (art) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aspects of appropriation appear in nearly all areas of visual art history if one considers the basic act of making art as the borrowing of images or concepts from the surrounding world and re-interpreting them into artwork.
The Dada movement (including Duchamp as an associate) continued with the appropriation of everyday objects, but their appropriation did not attempt to elevate the "low" to "high" art status, rather it produced art in which chance and randomness formed the basis of creation.
The term appropriation art came into common use in the 1980s with artists such as Sherrie Levine, who addressed the act of appropriating itself as a theme in art.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Appropriation_art   (1984 words)

  
 Tate | Glossary | Appropriation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Appropriation was developed much further in the readymades created by the French artist Marcel Duchamp from 1915.
Appropriation art raises questions of originality, authenticity and authorship, and belongs to the long modernist tradition of art that questions the nature or definition of art itself.
Appropriation artists were influenced by the 1934 essay by the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and received contemporary support from the American critic Rosalind Krauss in her 1985 book The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths.
www.tate.org.uk /collections/glossary/definition.jsp?entryId=23   (309 words)

  
 Haber's Art Reviews: Arthur Danto's Madonna of the Future
When Danto visits Cy Twombly's scrawls, he sees how gestural art creates the equivalent of a novel's narrator, a fiction that Danto calls the artist's "implicit hand." These openings remind me how far a good critic's implicit hand can stretch—and how open it must be.
Perhaps neo-appropriation art now, like neo-Warhol in the 1980s or Warhol's neo-Dada, itself defines an age of nostalgia, an age indeed dedicated to history.
Art in this century, he might admit, lives in the uncertainty of the "and so on." It unsettles any ranking of the fine arts.
www.haberarts.com /fsg.htm   (2790 words)

  
 CIRCA Art Magazine - Summer 2002 - Makers and Takers: Art and the Appropriation of Ideas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While the possibility of originality is a persistent theme in contemporary art, the re-use of images and ideas does not always take place without controversy, particularly when concepts from visual art are re-applied by creative teams from the advertising world.
In visual art, borrowings and unattributed referencing might in fact be said to move more often in the opposite direction as artists re-use material from advertising, popular culture or even other contemporary artworks as a key part of their individual art language.
'Appropriation art' is even a genre all of its own in the history of modern art.
www.recirca.com /backissues/c101/hmckerveydlong.shtml   (1199 words)

  
 Assignment4: in which i get to play pop artist
For example, the portrayal of humans in medieval art is often distorted, not because the artists were lousy but on account of the subjugation of the body to the soul in the teaching of the Catholic church.
The church frowned on the glorification of the body and as a result, figures in medieval European art tend to be unisex and drably dressed.
The later appropriations of the image are interesting with respects to the extent that they stayed true to the "original." My favorite is Blake's - he keeps the image visually the same but appropriates it into a Christian image through his notations.
www.albany.edu /~jw3277/isp523dig/draft4.html   (598 words)

  
 The art of appropriation: the rhetoric of sexuality in D.H. Lawrence - Rhetoric and Poetics Style - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The art of appropriation: the rhetoric of sexuality in D.H. Lawrence - Rhetoric and Poetics
In his celebrated essay "Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbance," Roman Jakobson divides language along two major rhetorical axes: in the metaphoric mode, words substitute for one another on the basis of similarity; in the metonymic one, contiguity is the basis for substitution.
In erotic narratives, it configures a (male) act of appropriation that locates the female as the fascinating yet alien territory awaiting exploration and domination.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2342/is_n2_v30/ai_19175944   (1050 words)

  
 Slyck News - Copyright Face Off in Canada
The Appropriation Art - A Coalition of Art Professionals, who were apart of the batch of letters with a differing opinion to what might be found above wrote a response to the press release with surprise as well as criticising a number of key points made by CARFAC.
The open letter sent by the Appropriation Art Coalition to the Minister of Heritage was approved by each signatory prior to sending and clearly represents an issue of vital concern to members.
The urgent nature of the open letter from the Appropriation Art Coalition stems from the simple fact that copyright legislation is being drafted now.
www.slyck.com /news.php?story=1256   (606 words)

  
 Deciding the Fate of Sherrie Levine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Appropriation is a term the art world has become quite familiar with in the past century.
Appropriation: The borrowing or taking of an image, text, music, or style from the present or past and representing it in a new context and as an original idea.
Your art teacher will serve as judge and preside over the hearing of the case, as an impartial referee, and ensure that proper procedures are followed.
www.artjunction.org /projects/levine_on_trial/levine_webquest.html   (903 words)

  
 Seattle | Arts | What We Do
Artists capable of creating art for public places must be encouraged and Seattle's standing as a regional leader in public art enhanced.
The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs shall advise the department responsible for a particular construction project of the Office's decision, in consultation with the Seattle Arts Commission, regarding the design, execution and/or placement of a work of art, funds for which were provided by the appropriation for such construction project;
Disbursements from such fund shall be made in connection with projects approved by the Seattle Arts Commission on vouchers approved by the Director of the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
www.seattle.gov /Arts/WhatWeDo/PublicArt/Ordinance/default.asp   (472 words)

  
 ArtLex on Appropriation
An image reused in collage is an example, but more complete are the photographs that Sherri Levine (American) made of photographs by earlier photographers.
This piece is one of the first examples of appropriating imagery from mainstream television, a practice that has become widespread.
Wonder Woman, the main character of a prime-time program based on an action-adventure comic book of the same name, is captured in her twirling metamorphosis from "real" woman to super-hero.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/a/appropriation.html   (256 words)

  
 Appropriation Art » Media Release: Coalition of Canadian Art Professionals Releases Open Letter on Copyright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Ottawa, ON – June 6, 2006 – Over 500 members of Canada’s art community have today released an open letter to the Ministers of Canadian Heritage and Industry calling on the Canadian government to adopt balanced copyright laws that respect the reality of contemporary art practice.
Appropriation Art, A Coalition of Art Professionals, comprises artists, curators, arts organizations and art institutions who share a deep concern over Canada’s copyright policies and the impact these policies have on the creation and dissemination of contemporary art.
About The Coalition of Art Professionals: The signatories to the Open Letter span the full range of Canada’s art community, and include artists, galleries, art institutions, and curators.
www.appropriationart.ca /?p=22   (594 words)

  
 X-TRA :: Contemporary Art Quarterly
Those who fought for art and beauty in the '90s tended to lump theoretical criticism and left politics together in their calls for a return to order.
The historicism of contemporary criticism constructs a past that has always already determined that a future will be produced, and stakes its claim thereby on both the past (in its blindness or failure) and on the future (in the sense that it must be done), a construction that at once enchains and elides the present.
In this criticism, the task of advanced art-and of the critic-is to acknowledge the present as historical, and to produce knowledge about the limits and impossibilities of the present: what cannot be done, be painted, be escaped.
www.x-traonline.org /vol8_1/myth_critics.htm   (4666 words)

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