Cleveland Art, October 2009

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Published: October 1, 2009

An Exhibition of an Exhibition

In the 19th century, international exhibitions, or world’s fairs, were large-scale industrial and cultural shows in which many nations participated. The first was held in London at the Crystal Palace in 1851; it was succeeded by increasingly ambitious exhibitions every few years in major European an...

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903). Breton Girls Dancing, Pont-Aven (La Ronde des Petites Bretonnes), 1888. Oil on canvas; 73 x 92.7 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon 1983.1.19. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Analyzing Art

Since Conceptual Art (originally also called Idea Art, Post-Object Art, Dematerialized Art) came to the fore in the 1960s, Joseph Kosuth has spent his career questioning how art acquires meaning. He was just twenty years old when he began his “investigations” into the function of art. Simultaneously...