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Scupture Seminar III.1:

Donald Judd: Specific Objects (1965)

Rosalind Krauss: Sculpture in the Expanded Field (1979)

Benjamin Buchloh: Michael Asher and the Conclusion of Modernist Sculpture (1980)

From Robert Smithson, Collected Writings

Walter Benjamin: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Renee Green: Survival: Ruminations on Archival Lacunae

From Various Sources (1 pdf):

Excavating the 1970s - installation art, Renee Green, traveling exhibition,
Art in America, Sept, 1997 by Brian Wallis

Tacita Dean: Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona - ArtForum, Summer, 2001 by Tom Holert

Revisiting Robert Smithson in Ohio: Tacita Dean, Sam Durant and Renee Green.
Parachute, October 1, 2001 by Alex Coles

Can you tell what it is yet? No? Good. The Independent on Sunday, May 9, 2004 by Charles Darwent

Mike Nelson at the Modern Art Museum Art in America, Nov, 2004 by Ossian Ward

Roland Barthes: The Death of the Author

Michel Foucault: What is an Author?

Guy Debord: The Theory of the Derive (1958)

Claire Bishop: Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics (October 110, Fall 2004)

Rosalind Krauss: Reinventing the Medium

Scupture Seminar III.2 (Syllabus):

Ernst Cassirer, The problem of “Representaion”… (from the Introduction to The Philosphoy of Symbolic Forms, 1923)

Victor Shklovsky, Art as Technique, (1917)

Roland Barthes, The Imagination of the Sign (1962)

Walter Benjamin, Author as Producer

Martha Rosler, Lookers, buyers, dealers, and makers : thoughts on audience

Jacque Ranciere: The Politics of Aesthetic (Excerpts including Slavo Zizek: "The Lesson of Ranciere"

Chantal Mouffe, Artistic Activism and Agonistic Spaces (2007)

Selections from: The Artist's Joke (Documents of Contemporary Art):

Tom Morton: Maurizio Cattelan: Infitite Jester
Mike Kelly: Foul Perfection: Notes on Caracture
Guerilla Girls: The Advantages of being a Woman Artist
Sigmund Freud: Jokes and their relation to the Unconscious

Sigmund Freud: Psychopathic Characters on Stage (1905)

The Uncanny (1919)

Julia Kristeva: Excerpts from: Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection.

Jan Verwoert: Living with Ghosts

Rosalind Krauss: A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the
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COM 251:

Walter Benjamin: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Excerpts from Painting, Photography, Film by Lazlo Maholy-Nagy:

Excerpts from “On Photography” by Susan Sontag

Rosalind Krauss: Reinventing the Medium

COM 341:

Julio Cortázar: BLOW-UP (Las babas del diablo)
Barthes: The Photographic Message