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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image
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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image (Hardback)

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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?

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of artPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aesthetics Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 23/07/2004 ISBN-13: 9781850434108  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Barbara Bolt is a practising artist and a Lecturer in Visual Arts and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

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