Author: Michael Corris  
Posted: 11.12.2002; 21:50:29
Topic: Question 6
Msg #: 624 (in response to 428)
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Dear John, I, too, found your response [6/17] spot on. The migration and eventually fractionation of these two positions has been a preoccupation of mine for the past several years. Some of my concerns will be published as introductory notes to a collection of newly-commissioned/recently published texts on Conceptual art that I have edited for Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2004).

I should like to add one point: even though "dematerialization" seems to cloak these two contradictory notions of Conceptual art, the project of criticizing dematerialization did not only yield clear criteria for choosing one position over the other. In fact, such critical work historically cleared the ground for a number of possibilities within Conceptual art. This is something like the state of the universe one second after the Big Bang.

Michael Corris (

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