The story of the sixties...a pile-up on the freeway of advanced art
McNamara, Andrew E. & Stephen, Ann (2011) The story of the sixties...a pile-up on the freeway of advanced art. In Anderson, Jaynie (Ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 168-179.
When does 1960s art begin and end? Certainly, aside from a few affinities, the decade’s artistic output does not exactly correspond to its popular conception as the ‘Swinging Sixties’. While it was rare that psychedelic art was truly challenging, the decade saw a number of perceptions change regarding the aims, boundaries and possibilities of experiencing art. Thus, this era has come to represent a watershed or crisis in modernist art. While in the Australian context many of these nascent trends were properly realised in the 1970s – with the full force and impact of post-object art – other challenges were first articulated in the 1950s. So, like any other demarcation of a decade, its limits and boundaries are porous.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Art history, Visual Arts, Australian studies|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > ART THEORY AND CRITICISM (190100)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2012 09:01|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2012 10:57|
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