February 4, 2005

Rethinkers, Rethinking

The trio mentioned in the last post are hot on the trail. More stuff bubbling up about crisis... in criticism, in art (via Artsjournal):

It's clear that no one can much agree on any clear mission for 'art writing', criticism, or the role of the critic. But while neither Archer nor Arnatt have much taste for writing that imposes any requirement on art to be other than it is, agenda-driven, transformative criticism is also sounding increasingly out-of-step in a cultural climate where the notion that anything can be improved through critical intervention is met with indifference. It seems that the intellectual and political conditions in which contemporary art now exists are in danger of making writing about it dysfunctional.
Posted by Dennis at February 4, 2005 8:30 PM

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