It's not exactly accurate to call Rikrit Tiravanija a "visual" artist. As he says, "it is not what you see that is important but what takes place between people." Tiravanija does not produce works so much as situations or events. Tiravanija's art does not, strictly speaking, belong to him; it is not
Adrian Piper is a Conceptual artist who uses language, rhetoric, and visual media to create pieces that render issues such as racism and xenophobia in harshly realistic terms. Also an accomplished professor of philosophy at Wellesley College, Piper sees racism as "a visual and cognitive pathology tha
One thing we can say about Giulio Paolini's work is that it makes us think. Constantly evolving, from the geometric designs in the 1960s to the later, highly theoretical conceptual works, Paolini's art has always maintained a dynamic vitality, refusing to settle down into a comfortable, proven path.
In a quote that encapsulates the premise of Conceptual art, Joseph Kosuth pronounced in 1969: "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art." For Kosuth, modern art is essentially self-reflective: its intention is to interrogat