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Thomas Hirschhorn
A New Political Understanding of Art?
Christina Braun

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

Acknowledgments
• INTRODUCTION
• Objectives and Structure
• On the Sources
• On the Current Status of Research
• On the Method
PART 1: THE ARTIST’S THEORY AS A SOURCE AND OBJECT OF ANALYSIS
The Phenomenon of Artists’ Theories: A Historical Outline
• Forms and Functions of Modern Artists’ Theories
• On the Concept of the Artist’s Theory
• The Platonic Topos of the Irrelevance of the Artist’s Theory
• Four Theses on the Artist’s Theory as a Source and Object of Analysis
• PART 2: AN INTERPRETATIVE PRESENTATION OF THE ARTIST’S THEORY
• Formal and Rhetorical Stylistic Means
• Characteristics and Function
• Hirschhorn’s Understanding of Art: Central Concepts and Ideas
The Formation of Hirschhorn’s Theory in the Context of His Evolution as an Artist
PART 3: ANALYZING THOMAS HIRSCHHORN’S ARTIST’S THEORY
• On the Iconography of Material
Critical Notes on the Process of Production
Hirschhorn’s Aesthetic-Political Concept of Work
• “Constructing the Unconstructible”: “The Spirit of Utopia” in Thomas Hirschhorn’s Theory
• Hirschhorn’s Elective Affinities: Genealogical System or Ingenious Self-Stylization?
• Conclusion
• Appendix
• Notes
Bibliography

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