We’re very excited to see that recent alum Amy Brandt‘s Interplay: Neoconceptual Art of the 1980s was just released by MIT Press this past week!
Brandt investigates the East Village art scene of the 1980s and argues that the neoconceptualists’ theoretical orientation distinguished them from other artists of the era. She traces the divergence in art critics’ responses to the group’s work and charts their market success. Brandt examines in detail the references to art history found in the work; she explores the group’s formal connections to pop, minimalism, and conceptualism; and she investigates the relationships between the neoconceptual artists and another loosely connected group of artists, the Pictures generation.
Art Historian Richard Meyer writes: “Interplay is the definitive guide to the movement formerly known as neo-geo. Amy Brandt traces the development of neoconceptual art across the 1980s with a combination of critical rigor and pleasurable accessibility. Interplay is a must-read for anyone who cares about contemporary art and its history.”
Brandt currently serves as the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. She received a PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York; an M.A. from Tufts University; and a License in art history from the University of Paris, Sorbonne.