Konferencja naukowa

The symposium Citation-repetition-appropriation

Copying, “falsifying”, appropriation and using other artists’ works, citing or transforming paintings are artistic methods that have been known for centuries. However, the beginnings of appropriation in art, understood as a distinct art trend, should be traced in the actions of the Avant-garde, particularly in the creation of Marcel Duchamp and his famous work “Fountain”.

In relation to ready-made tradition, new trend emerged at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s of the 20th century among New York artists who were highly sceptical about the issue of originality, repetition and authorship. In such a context, trend known today as “appropriation art” was born.

In discussions on 20th and 21st century art, the motif of borrowing was still recurring in various contexts – it was related to purely formal issues and a search for new means of expression. At another time, it was examined in the context of popular culture and mass production or in relation to copyrights. This topic seems to be up-to-date even today when the practice of “appropriation” and repetition has become part of everyday life and when transforming “objects”, selecting them and putting together seem to be as exciting and creative as producing new ones.

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