Okwui Enwezor. Questionnaire on “The Contemporary”

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on December 28, 2017
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In 2009, October magazine published a feature called “Questionnaire on ‘The Contemporary.’” The questionnaire was sent to seventy critics and curators whom the editors identified as being particularly interested in the contemporary. Speaking on behalf of the other editors, art critic HAL FOSTER suggested that contemporaneity (in 2009) held a peculiar and paradoxical place in the discourse of art history; according to FOSTER, the contemporary was marked by the disappearance of historical determinations and paradigms for different kinds of art making and reception but at the same time the contemporary appeared as a legible object for institutional analysis and critique.

The full text is available via https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/octo.2009.130.1.3

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