Monday, November 08, 2010

Yves Klein, Immaterial?

This essay is posted on  Mark Cameron's Blog, Theory Now by one of his Theory students, Jackie Hoysted. The Yves Klein retrospective, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers was on exhibition from May 20, 2010 to September 12, 2010 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden here in Washington, D.C. Mark Cameron and Jackie Hoysted present the idea that Yves Klein saw “immateriality” as a conceptual move and that he negated the commodity of art with his "Immaterial Zones". Wrap your head around this and respond with your ideas on Mark's Blog post at Theory Now.  

Yves Klein: Metaphysicist, Trickster or Marketer Extraordinaire
by Jackie Hoysted 
Conceptually Yves Klein’s “Ritual for the Relinquishment of the Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility Zones” is a hard act to follow. It is a wonderful play on the antonymous meanings of the expression “to have and to have not” as can be related to conventional notions of art. At its core, the art concept describes a transaction that requires the exchange of gold by the buyer, in return for a receipt from the artist, as proof of purchase of an “immaterial zone” or rather a portion of the void.
Read at Source: Mark Cameron's Blog, Theory Now

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