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Con Art: Magic/Object/Action

Con Art: Magic/Object/Action

£9.95

Published by Site Gallery on the occasion of exhibItion Con Art: Magic/Object/Action Group Exhibition 16th February - 6th April 2002

Con Art explores art’s roots in artifice, conjuring and deception, demonstrating the ways in which art and magic share a similar reliance on the willing participation of the viewer in an act which they know to be an illusion. Amidst mysterious levitations, smoke-and-mirror vanishings, and close-up chicanery emerges the notion of art as a kind of perceptual sleight of hand which sets in motion a wilful play of confidences between viewer and spectacle.

Including documentation of newly commissioned and existing work from Jonathan Allen, Anna & Bernhard Blume, Sarah Charlesworth, Christian Jankowski , Kyprianou and Hollington, Ingeborg Lüscher, Simon Patterson, Aura Satz, Allessandra Spranzi, Keith Tyson and Mark Wallinger and essays by Vanni Bossi, Edwin A Dawes, Andrew Hubbard, Olu Oguibe, Raffaele de Ritis, Jeff Sheridan and curator Helen Varola.

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