The Marfa Stratum: Contribution to a Theory of Sites

Fabien Giraud/Ida Soulard

Departing from the historical concept of “site¬≠specificity”, and strongly influenced by the American pragmatist tradition in philosophy, this ongoing project attempts to define a contemporary theory of sites. For the JVEA event, we will present and discuss the first part of this project (to be published in Art in the Anthropocene, Open Humanities Press, forthcoming 2015) focusing on a revised conception of art’s relations to rationality through the artistic figure of Donald Judd and his work in Marfa, Texas.