Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art

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Literature and art have always depended on imitation, and in the past few decades quotation and appropriation have become dominant aesthetic practices. But critical methods have not kept pace with this development. Patrick Greaney reopens the debate about quotation and appropriation, shifting away from naïve claims about the death of the author. In interpretations of art and literature from the 1960s to the present, Quotational Practices shows how artists and writers use quotation not to undermine authorship and originality, but to answer questions at the heart of twentieth-century philosophies of history.

Greaney argues that quotation is a technique employed by art and philosophy to build ties to the past and to possible futures. By exploring quotation’s links to gender, identity, and history, he offers new approaches to works by some of the most influential modern and contemporary artists, writers, and philosophers, including Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Michel Foucault, Marcel Broodthaers, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Hayes, and Vanessa Place.

Ultimately, Quotational Practices reveals innovative perspectives on canonical philosophical texts as well as art and literature in a wide range of genres and mediums—from concrete poetry and the artist’s book to performance, painting, and video art.

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Patrick Greaney is associate professor of German and comparative literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author of Untimely Beggar: Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin (Minnesota, 2008).

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Taking Michel Foucault's "frugal lyricism of quotation" as a theoretical point of departure, Greaney trains a sharp scholarly eye on the "archive" of history, discussing in dense, if cogently argued, prose what it means to pluck material from it.  - ARTNews, "14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind"

"Patrick Greaney’s argument that we might understand history as a sort of utopian subjunctive is provocative and perfectly pitched. This is the kind of book the most ambitious critic aspires to write." —Craig Dworkin, author of No Medium


"In this groundbreaking and provocative study of the practice of quotation at the heart of contemporary conceptual writing and art, Patrick Greaney challenges the view that the use of quotation spells the end of authorship, of the individual voice. On the contrary, he argues, quotation must be understood in its historical function, its questioning of the past’s unrealized possibilities—possibilities for the present and even the future. Laying to rest once and for all the notion that citing the texts of others is little more than inspired plagiarism, Greaney provides a fascinating study of a philosophical practice that he calls, after Foucault, ‘the frugal lyricism of quotation.’" —Marjorie Perloff, author of Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century

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