After Criticism (Innbundet)

New Responses to Art and Performance

Serie: New Interventions in Art History 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 232
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: New Interventions in Art History
ISBN/EAN: 9780631232834
Omtale: After Criticism
It has recently become apparent that criticism has fallen on hard times. Either commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has become institutionally routine. This book explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism's energies in the wake of a 'theatrical turn' in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing over the past decade or so. Issues addressed include the 'performing' of art's histories; the consequences for criticism of embracing boredom, distraction and other 'queer' forms of (in)attention; and, the importance of exploring writerly process in responding to aesthetic experience. Bringing together newly commissioned work from the fields of art history, performance studies, and visual culture with the writings of contemporary artists, "After Criticism" provides a set of experimental essays which demonstrate how 'the critical' might live on as a vital and efficacious force within contemporary culture.

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