After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance

After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance

Editor(s): Gavin Butt

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631232834

Online ISBN: 9780470774243

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774243

About this Book

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.

Table of contents

    1. You have free access to this content
  1. Part I: Performing Art's Histories

  2. Part II: Distracted and Bored: The Critic Looks Elsewhere

  3. Part III: Critical Response/Performative Process

    1. You have free access to this content
    1. You have free access to this content

SEARCH