The Postconceptual Condition
A Report on Art19:00Haus der Kulturen der WeltJohn-Foster-Dulles-Allee 1010557 Berlin
Historically, one of the functions of art history has been to provide models of periodization. Classical, romantic, modern, postmodern andcontemporary all have their origins as art-historical concepts, which became generalized to theorize wider cultural processes and thus being transformed, and reflected back upon its art-historical meaning, changing it in turn. Wherein lies the contemporaneity of contemporary art? And what does it have to tell us about our cultural condition more broadly? Peter Osborne addresses these questions against the background of the global dynamics of 'the contemporary' and the postconceptual condition of contemporary art.