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Room 001.01 The Art of the Concept: Analysis and Critique

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The 1960s and 70s saw all manner of ideas exploring approaches to concepts to do with the nature of art and the critical situation of painting at a moment of directional change. Artists tried to introduce a level of transparency to the ideological factors that determine the artistic experience, using a number of strategies, from language analysis to criticism of the role of cultural institutions. Following Italy and the USA’s lead, Northern Europe created a group to activate these interests across Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Cologne.