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Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image

Art Beyond Representation: The Performative Power of the Image
Barbara Bolt

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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?

Author Info

Barbara Bolt is a practising artist and a Lecturer in Visual Arts and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850434115
Publication Date: 22 Jul 2004
Number of Pages: 209
Height: 234
Width: 156

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