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By Gavin Butt

It has lately turn into obvious that feedback has fallen on tough instances. both commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has turn into institutionally regimen. This ebook explores modern methods that have sought to resume criticism's energies within the wake of a 'theatrical flip' in contemporary visible arts perform, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing over the last decade or so.

Issues addressed contain the 'performing' of art's histories; the implications for feedback of embracing boredom, distraction and different 'queer' kinds of (in)attention; and the significance of exploring writerly strategy in responding to aesthetic event. Bringing jointly newly commissioned paintings from the fields of artwork historical past, functionality stories, and visible tradition with the writings of up to date artists, After Criticism presents a suite of experimental essays which show how 'the severe' may perhaps survive as a necessary and efficacious strength inside modern culture.

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