The trend of art as language has traditionally been considered the hard core of conceptual art, with Joseph Kosuth and Art & Language as its leading exponents. Art as an idea and language as an artistic material might be two of its dictums.
This exhibition, comprising selected works from the collection of the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, attempts to explore how these proposals and propositions have been expanded upon by their original authors and reinterpreted from different perspectives by successive generations of artists up to the present day.
Some of the key figures in the history of conceptual art are represented here, such as Joseph Kosuth, stanley brouwn, John Baldessari, Allen Ruppersberg and Rémy Zaugg, as well as members of the following generation like Alfredo Jaar and Stephen Prina, and more recent artists who retain certain conceptual notions and intentions, such as Ignasi Aballí, Ruth Ewan, Dora García, Annika Ström and Francesc Ruiz. A goodly number of Andalusian artists are also featured in the show, including Rogelio López Cuenca, Pedro G. Romero, Nuria Carrasco, Inmaculada Salinas and Simon Zabell, for whom ideas and language still constitute the material of art.
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