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The Thing: Do you believe in things?

O'Kane, Paul (2012) The Thing: Do you believe in things? Art Monthly (356). ISSN 0142-6702

Type of Research: Article
Creators: O'Kane, Paul

Feature article on 'things' and 'Belief' in contemporary art.


In a western world dominated by immaterial labour, and where scientists and philosophers have thrown into doubt our understanding of physical objects, how have artists – from John McCracken and John Hilliard to Wood & Harrison and Andrew Dodds – questioned and defended the nature of things?

'Sculpture, of all the arts, must surely be responsible for mapping the various journeys of thinghood. "What is a Thing?" – the question Heidegger asked in the 1920s – turns out to be a question that we have to keep asking.'

Official Website: http://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/issue/may-2012
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Brittania Art Publications Ltd
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: May 2012
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 16:47
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 14:28
Item ID: 10506
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10506

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