After Art Theory

Appropriation Project

What happens after art theory? What would happen if the images were not interpreted from the textual? How do works of art relate beyond movements or chronologies? What order exists outside the linearity of books?

After Art Theory is a piece that invites us to replant the relationship between the textual and the images, to ask ourselves about the weight of the theoretical in the contemporary, and to build new relationships and discourses around the reproduction, distribution and consumption of works of art. For this, the project starts from the appropriation of the emblematic book "Art from 1900: Modernity, Antimodernity and Postmodernity" of Hal Foster, Rosalind Kraus, Yve Alain Bois and Benjamin Buchloh, but only reproduces the images and graphic elements, like icons or pagination, any trace of the texts and dates that contextualize the images have been removed.

The book is not presented as a finished object, but as a fragmented whole, arranged in a total of 22 sheets or impositions, printed double-sided. That is, it is represented through panels designed within the structure of the book and that after the corresponding folding and guillotine would then become the booklets that once sewn would form the publication. In this way, the images are no longer ordered by theoretical or interpretative criteria, but by mere productive questions that attend to the logic of editorial production, as well as the rules that order the distribution, reproduction and consumption of art.

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