Futures of the Contemporary

Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research

Edited by Paulo de Assis and Michael Schwab

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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

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 285 × 195 × 15 mm

188 pages

ISBN: 9789462701830

Publication: July 15, 2019

Series: Orpheus Institute Series

Languages: English

Stock item number: 129619

Michael Schwab is the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).
Paulo de Assis, PhD in Music Analysis, is a pianist, experimental performer, and Senior Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute.