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Curator, art critic, and writer Joshua Decter (US) has been working with contemporary art – and what he finds problematic with it – for nearly. Joshua Decter grapples with art’s inherent contradictions; the Los Art may have become a problem only because it is no longer really. In this volume of selected essays, interviews, curatorial texts, and reviews, spanning –, Joshua Decter examines contemporary art in relation to its .

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Text by Sven Spieker. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. His discourse is driven largely by a productivist vision of the artwork to the extent that Decter The author examines art’s ability to problematize political and cultural discourses, and to express its own unique and knotty contradictions.

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JOSHUA DECTER: ‘ART IS A PROBLEM’

Edited by Igor Spanjol. Introduction by Lionel Bovier, Christophe Cherix. Iz, he questions contemplative aesthetics and the baggage that goes with it – quality, authorship, connoisseurship, and autonomy. His discourse is driven largely by a productivist vision of the artwork to the extent that Decter rejects the conventional dichotomy of form and content by which art is presumed to hold meaning like a vessel. Published by JRP Ringier. Pbk, 6 x 8.

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Structured in seven chapters, this decteg revolves around Institutional Critique, the relations of art and politics, the emergence of platforms for art as a new paradigm, the privatisation of the public sphere, the un-definition of art, and curatorial practices. Afterword by Alexandra Kleeman. Introduction and text by Antonio Saborit. Edited by John Miller.

Art Is a Problem

Foreword by Will Chancellor. This volume of selected essays, interviews, reviews, and curatorial joshuua, spanning the period ofrepresents a significant part of Joshua Decter’s ongoing work as an educator, curator, and critic.

Edited by Karen Marta. Translated by Katherine Silver. The book encompasses seven chapters: Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist. No eBook available Amazon. Preface by Paige Landesberg and Kristen Mueller.

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Art is a Problem: Edited by Anne-Julie Raccoursier. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. In this volume of selected essays, interviews, curatorial texts and reviews, spanningJoshua Decter examines contemporary art in relation to its various ideological, public, discursive, and social contexts. Art in America Eleanor Heartney The author examines art’s ability to problematize political and cultural discourses, and to express its own unique and knotty contradictions.

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Edited by Lionel Bovier. From this standpoint, he analyzes art’s definitions, functions, ethical entanglements, societal aspirations and cultural contradictions.

I also happen to have cited one of his early projects in my review of another Best of selection, New Ghost Stories at the Palais de Tokyo. Decter sees the artwork from a public perspective and consistently probes its function as a collective representation, its placement in a cultural continuum, and the social relations organized around it.

Photographs by Ari Marcopoulos. Text by Jeff Derksen. Translated by Andrew Hodgson.