Art Beyond Representation
by Barbara Bolt (9781850434115)

Art Beyond Representation
 
Barbara Bolt
Release Date: 01 Sep 2005
Format: Paperback
Pages: 209
Category: From C 1900 -
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781850434115
ISBN-10: 1850434115



Refuting the assumption that art is a representational practice, this book engages with the work of Heidegger, Deleuze and Guattari, C.S. Pierce and Judith Butler. It argues for a performative relationship between art and artist. Drawing on themes as diverse as the work of Cezanne and Francis Bacon, the transubstantiation of the Catholic sacrament, and Wilde's novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray", she challenges the metaphor of light as entertainment. She suggests that too much "light" may in fact reveal nothing. Finally, she asks: how does an "embodied" practice fare within the culture of conceptual art?

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