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Dissolve into Comprehension: Writings and Interviews, 1964-2004

Author
Edited by Melissa Ragain – Jack Burnham
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2015
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
352
ISBN
9780262029278

Index

CONTENTS

Foreword by Hans Haacke ix 
Introduction by Melissa Ragain xi

PART I: SCULPTURE 1

A Look at Works of Sculptors (1964) 13 
Bargain Basement Alienation (1965) 15 
Sculpture's Vanishing Base (1967) 20 
Hans Haacke: Wind and Water Sculpture (1967) 37 
From Beyond Modern Sculpture (1968) 48 
On Being Sculpture (1969) 52 
A Robert Morris Retrospective in Detroit (1970) 59 
Review of Passages in Modern Sculpture (1978) 68

PART II: SYSTEMS 75

Sculpture, Systems, and Catastrophe (1966) 81 
The Future of Responsive Systems in Art (1968) 89 
"Systems and Art": A Post-formalist Design Aesthetic 
for the Evolving Technology (1968) 99 
Questions Which the Systems Designer Can Ask Himself 
as an Artist (ca. 1968) 109 
Towards a Post-formalist Aesthetic (1968) 110
Systems Aesthetics ( 1968) 115

Real Time Systems ( 1969) 126 
The Aesthetics of Intelligent Systems (1969) 139 
Notes on Art and Information Processing (1970) 154 
From The Structure of Art (1971) 161

PART III: ART WORLDS 165

The Art of Bridget Riley (1966) 171
Modern Art as a Mediocre Teaching Machine (1969) 173
Art in the Marcusean Analysis (1969) 179
Corporate Art (1971) 184
Problems of Criticism, IX: Art and Technology (1971) 193
Hans Haacke's Cancelled Show at the Guggenheim (1971) 207
Nova Scotia: Answers for Academia (1973) 216
Ten Years before the Artforum Masthead (1977) 222
Criticism in the Provinces (1978) 237
Joan Brigham Interviews Jack Burnham (2004) 241

PART IV: ARCANA 249

Willoughby Sharp Interviews Jack Burnham (1970) 253
Voices from the Gate (1972) 263
The True Readymade? (1972) 267
Quality and the Art of Hitchhiking (1975) 276
Curriculum Vitae (ca. 1981) 281
Syllabus and Handouts (1987) 297

Index 315