Movements and Remediation: Lack of Site-Specificity in Modern ArtWorks


The article analyzes the works of contemporary art, taking into account the features of their functioning. The main goal is to determine what changes have taken place in the basis of a work of art, which allows us to designate this object as an object of contemporary art. The results obtained lead to the conclusion that one of the features of a work of art is the lack of site-specificity. The specificity of the site is the affiliation of the work to a specific place and time: when the affiliation changes, the relations of the object, context and viewer also change. The level of site-specificity of works of art relates to their cultural circulation. Works of modern art are the result of a strategy of figurative saturation defined by a series of constant movements and remediation. The works of contemporary artists are marked with the transition from individual or serial discrete objects to manipulating populations of images using various methods of selection and "reframing”.

Keywords: work of art, contemporary art, site-specificity, remediation, figurative saturation

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