Right About Now

28 August 2007

In connection with the lecture series Right About Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s, which took place in 2006 in Amsterdam and initiated by SMBA and others, the text reader will finally become available soon at Valiz publishers. The starting point of the Right About Now-project is the observation that the great diversity of art since the 1990s has generated virtually no theoretical reflection or historical contextualization. The contrast with previous decades could scarcely be starker. In the 1990s mainly the art itself, and the experience it provided, played a key role. And yet this “art without theory” can, of course, be interpreted theoretically and historicized.

In Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s an international group of renowned authors such as Claire Bishop, Nicolas Bourriaud and Hal Foster, as well as newcomers in the field, has accepted the challenge and endeavoured to bring together the art and theory of the recent past. Their thought-provoking contributions revolve around six topical themes, like The Body, Engagement, Documentary Strategies and Money.

The book launch will follow soon, for the exact date see www.rightaboutnow

Editors: Margriet Schavemaker, Mischa Rakier / Design: Esther Krop, Amsterdam 184 pages, 24 x 17 cm, paperback, English, October 2007. In cooperation with UvA, W139, SMBA, Stedelijk Museum; supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuur¬fonds, Mondriaan Foundation; ISBN 978-90-78088-17-2, € 19,50, www.valiz.nl