Futures of the Contemporary

Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research

Paulo de Assis (Editor), Michael Schwab (Editor),

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Category: Artistic Practice, Music

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462701830

Publication date: July 15, 2019

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Number of pages: 188

Size: 285 x 195 x 15 mm

Number of illustrations: 19

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Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Category: Artistic Practice, Music

Language: English

DOI: 10.11116/9789461662866

ISBN: 9789461662866

Publication date: July 15, 2019

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Transdisciplinary approaches to the notions of “the contemporary” and “contemporaneity” Futures of the Contemporary explores different notions and manifestations of “the contemporary” in music, visual arts, art theory, and philosophy. In particular, the authors in this collection of essays scrutinise the role of artistic research in critical and creative expressions of contemporaneity. When distinguished from “the contemporaneous” of a given historical time, “the contemporary” becomes a crucial concept, promoting or excluding objects and practices according to their ability to diagnose previously unnoticed aspects of the present. In this sense, the contemporary gains a critical function, involving particular modes of relating to history and one’s own time.

Written by major experts from fields such as music performance, composition, art theory, visual arts, art history, critical studies, and philosophy, this book offers challenging perspectives on contemporary art practices, the temporality of artistic works and phenomena, and new modes of problematising the production of art and its public apprehension.

Contributors: Andrew Prior (University of Plymouth), Babette Babich (Fordham University), Geoff Cox (Fine Art at Plymouth University / Aarhus University), Heiner Goebbels (Justus Liebig University), Jacob Lund (Aarhus University), Michael Schwab (Orpheus Institute), Pal Capdevila (Autonomous University of Barcelona), Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute), Peter Osborne (Kingston University London), Ryan Nolan (University of Plymouth), Zsuzsa Baross (Trent University)

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INTRODUCTION
Paulo de Assis and Michael Schwab
Part 1: The Contemporary and the Untimely

THE CONTEMPORARY: IN THE MIDST OF MULTIPLE HURRICANES OF TIME Paulo de Assis
ON THE QUESTION OF CONTEMPORANEITY TODAY Zsuzsa Baross
THE QUESTION OF THE CONTEMPORARY IN AGAMBEN, NANCY, DANTO: BETWEEN NIETZSCHE’S ARTIST AND NIETZSCHE’S SPECTATOR Babette Babich
Part 2: Contemporary Practices
ON AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE AS ANACHRONIC EXPERIENCE Heiner Goebbels
THE CRACKLE OF CONTEMPORANEITY Geoff Cox, Andrew Prior, and Ryan Nolan
APORETIC TEMPORALISATIONS AND POSTCONCEPTUAL REALISM Pol Capdevila
Part 3: Problematising the Contemporary
WORKING THE CONTEMPORARY: HISTORY AS A PROJECT OF CRISIS, TODAY Peter Osborne
UNTIMELINESS IN CONTEMPORARY TIMES Jacob Lund
EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEMS: CONTEMPORANEITY, UNTIMELINESS, AND ARTISTIC RESEARCH Michael Schwab
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS INDEX

Paulo de Assis

Paulo de Assis is artist researcher (pianist, composer, music philosopher) and research fellow at the Orpheus Institute.

Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab is the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).

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