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After Criticism

New Responses to Art and Performance

Wiley, J,
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It has recently become apparent that criticism has fallen on hardtimes. Either commodification is deemed to have killed it off, orit has become institutionally routine. This book explorescontemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism'senergies in the wake of a 'theatrical turn' in recent visual artspractice, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing overthe past decade or so.
Issues addressed include the 'performing' of art's histories;the consequences for criticism of embracing boredom, distractionand other 'queer' forms of (in)attention; and the importance ofexploring writerly process in responding to aesthetic experience.Bringing together newly commissioned work from the fields of arthistory, performance studies, and visual culture with the writingsof contemporary artists, After Criticism provides a set ofexperimental essays which demonstrate how 'the critical' might liveon as a vital and efficacious force within contemporaryculture.


Titel: After Criticism
Autoren/Herausgeber: Gavin Butt (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470777350

Seitenzahl: 232
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Gavin Butt teaches in the Unit of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His research interests encompass performance and performativity in the visual arts; queer theory; and queer cultures and their histories. He is the author of a book on gossip and homosexuality entitled Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the American Art World 1948-1963 (2005).

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