Primer Episodio

Radical Conceptual Art revisited: A social and political perspective from the East and the South

X Typology

X Authorships

[ Productions List ]


Title: Del arte objetual al arte de concepto. Epílogo sobre la sensibilidad

Author: Simón Marchán Fiz [AT]

Year: 1986

Images and references:

Place where it was made /presented Madrid

Tamaño/duracion 483 pages


Starting from methodological, semiologic and dialectic premises, he analyzes the various manifestations of plastic arts from 1960, within the frame of the neocapitalist world. The works are grouped by trends, based on the modern concept of model. This one not only accentuates the syntactical-formal similarities (as the formalist practice), but also the significant and pragmatic ones, as well as its insertion in the context of society.

After a concrete study of the specific languages of each tendency, there are the pragmatic and sociological considerations. The changes experienced on the diverse semiologic levels are specified in each case. There are also shown the codes of the work - stylistic, formal, semantic, symbolic and connotative –,  preserved or put in crisis and its consequences and meanings for the public.

The work is divided in three parts: a claim of the object and the representation - from the “pop” neofiguration  up to the superrealism and the critical realism-; a development from constructivism to  technological trends: and finally - in the ambiences of Land-Art, art of concept-, there was a tendency towards an improvement of the traditional borders of arts.

Del arte objetual al arte de concepto. Epílogo sobre la sensibilidad

Document Enviroment to catalogue/document
(connected with the text file):

  • There is no document enviroments





In fields close to

In the discipline/labels of

in the scope of

Original supports

Physical Structure

Temporary Structure

To attain the point of view


Under the proposal of

With attitude/intentionality

With geopolitical and economic items