Jared Pappas-Kelley: Solvent Form - Art and Destruction

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Jared Pappas-Kelley enlists destruction – through fire, theft, disappearance or design – as a critical reagent showing up previously hard-to- discern, internal or ‘solvent’ characteristics of all artworks.

 

Solvent Form is an important new addition to a constellation of recent texts that have addressed destruction and art - Michael Lent's Courting Dissolution, 2017, Henri Lefebvre's The Missing Pieces, 2016, Sylvere Lotringer and Paul Virilio’s The Accident of Art, 2005, and exhibitions such as the Hirshhorn Museum's 'Damage Control', 2013-14, Tate's award-winning virtual show the 'Gallery of Lost Art', 2012-13, and 'Under Destruction', 2011, at the Swiss Institute, New York - but while acknowledging their content, this book does far more than summarise their narratives, since Jared Pappas-Kelley's study develops its own radical take on the subject. Signalling from the outset that Solvent Form will be 'an undoing process', the average reader will scarcely be prepared for his in-depth, fastidiously researched examination, quotational density (248 endnotes by page 45), and bombshell of a conclusion.

Period1 Mar 2019

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  • TitleJared Pappas-Kelley: Solvent Form - Art and Destruction
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletArt Monthly
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size800 words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/03/19
    DescriptionPappas-Kelley enlists destruction through fire, theft, disappearance or design - as a critical reagent showing up previously hard-to-discern, internal or 'solvent' characteristics of all artworks.

    Solvent Form is an important new addition to a constellation of recent texts that have addressed destruction and art - Michael Lent's Courting Dissolution, 2017, Henri Lefebvre's The Missing Pieces, 2016, Sylvere Lotringer and Paul Virilio’s The Accident of Art, 2005, and exhibitions such as the Hirshhorn Museum's 'Damage Control', 2013-14, Tate's award-winning virtual show the 'Gallery of Lost Art', 2012-13, and 'Under Destruction', 2011, at the Swiss Institute, New York - but while acknowledging their content, this book does far more than summarise their narratives, since Jared Pappas-Kelley's study develops its own radical take on the subject. Signalling from the outset that Solvent Form will be 'an undoing process', the average reader will scarcely be prepared for his in-depth, fastidiously researched examination, quotational density (248 endnotes by page 45), and bombshell of a conclusion.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Hampton
    URLhttps://www.artmonthly.co.uk/magazine/site/issue/march-2019
    PersonsJared Pappas-Kelley