The conceptual practices are the foundation of a great part of contemporary art. Since its conception in the 60s, the interest in giving priority on the concept over the form or technical expertise has led many artists to explore deeper into these practices and spread them to this day, where a growing interest is detected not only in the works of new generations of artists but in the publications and programming of museums and art centers. The said practices are currently termed postconceptual because they present some differences from the conceptual art of the 60s. It is therefore timely to review their current state within the MUSAC Collection through the exhibition How To Do Art With Words, pronounced by John Langshaw Austin in 1955.
Publication date: 5 Dec '15