Preoccupations Things Artists Do Anyway

This is a bookwork that explores the preoccupations of artists between, besides and beyond their main artistic practices. It is conceived and will be edited by artists Cornelia Erdmann and Michael Lee Hong Hwee.

Preoccupations   Things Artists Do Anyway


ARt D

This might explain the apparent paradox of the art pioneer who didn't make much art. He's more interested in how interactive communication can be made to work. To recast the formulation above, it's Krueger's preoccupation with exploring ...

ARt   D

In the creation of electronic and digital art, a research and development phase is almost always necessary. Research sometimes concentrates on the use of existing technologies in the content of the work, and at other times on the development of new technologies (hard-, soft- and netware) needed to realize the intended project. This research is notably interdisciplinary, linking visual and sound artists with engineers, programmers and designers as well as with scientists from diverse fields. The projects are often carried out in "art labs" which have been set up in the past fifteen years around the world especially for this purpose. aRt&D: Artistic Research and Development lays open this new, investigative field of art by looking at a number of characteristic and thought-provoking projects. At the same time, it develops a theoretical framework for situating and evaluating this important new artistic practice.

Routledge Library Editions Continental Philosophy

Genealogy effects a subversion of art and its supporting concepts because all can be seen to entrench the dynamic ... And , as memoir ' , as straightforward repetition of an artist's preoccupations , it tells us ' so many things it ...

Routledge Library Editions  Continental Philosophy

This 11-volume set reissues a host of classic titles on Continental Philosophy. Written by leading scholars in the field, they form an essential reference resource that tackles philosophers and subjects such as Deleuze, Derrida, hermeneutics and phenomenology.

Stick to the Skin

The “any number of preoccupations” of the title may well suggest anything from the Black female artist'spreoccupation” with artful strategies of self-representation to a determination to do justice to the missing autobiographies of ...

Stick to the Skin

The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. The artists featured in this book cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that "stick to the skin" and arrive at a new "Black lexicon of liberation." Informed by extensive research and invaluable oral testimonies, Celeste-Marie Bernier’s remarkable text forcibly asserts the originality and importance of Black artists’ work and emphasizes the need to understand Black art as a distinctive category of cultural production. She launches an important intervention into European histories of modern and contemporary art and visual culture as well as into debates within African American studies, African diasporic studies, and Black British studies. Among the artists included are Benny Andrews, Bessie Harvey, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Joyce J. Scott, Maud Sulter, and Barbara Walker.

The Art Assassin

... anyway i like, no one else has had any real impact on me as an artist. i think colleges should have more open studio critiques. it is a difficult thing for a lot of students to receive harsh criticism and to hear that they are doing ...

The Art Assassin


Yugoslav Naive Art

Tell us if there is anything symbolic about him and something about symbolism generally in your paintings ? that you ... they'll see that my preoccupation now is not to do something that is out of my way but to do something new along ...

Yugoslav Naive Art

Weergave van gesprekken met Joegoslavische kunstenaars, aangevuld met een proeve van hun werk.

The Good Soldier

for relief from his personal thoughts may make him take quite unusual interest in a work of art. So that is not preoccupation in my intended sense, but for a moment the false statement crystallised quite clearly what I was aiming at.

The Good Soldier

Two wealthy and socially prominent couples are forced to see the real problems beyond their fragile facades. Reissue.

Art International

It is , to my way of thinking and in my own experience , the most difficult thing to do really well in the whole art . ... This preoccupation has nothing to do with a documentary art or with ' photorealism ' — each seems too simply an ...

Art International


Contemporary Art and the Home

Furthermore, I'd like to take all the other clutter around it away so that it can be seen properly. Although I'm not a control freak, I am only too aware, as an artist, of not having any control once things go into the world.

Contemporary Art and the Home

The home is, for many people, the location for their most intense relationships with visual things. Because they are constructed through the objects we choose, domestic spaces are deeply revealing of a range of cultural issues. How is our interpretation of an object affected by the domestic environment in which it is placed? Why choose a stainless steel teapot over a leopard print one? How do the images hanging on the walls of our homes arrive there? In placing contemporary art in the context of the ordinary home, this book embarks on the contentious topic of whether high art impacts on ordinary people. What is the size and nature of the audience for contemporary art in Britain? Do people really visit more art galleries than attend football matches? What is the significance of the home in relation to such questions? Indeed, what constitutes art in the home? This book carefully unpicks these questions as well as the troubled relationship between the home as a place of comfort and reassurance and the often unsettling and challenging images offered by contemporary art. Within the art world, the home has been addressed as a subject and even used as a temporary gallery and a space for installations, and yet it is not common for works by todays avant-garde artists to be conceived and marketed to participate in the domestic lives that most people live. Handsomely illustrated, this book unites contemporary art, craft and design, with sociology, anthropology and cultural studies to provide an unusual and forthright addition to ongoing art and culture debates.

Nietzsche and the Fate of Art

Genealogy effects a subversion of art and its supporting concepts because all can be seen to entrench the dynamic ... And , as ' memoir ' , as straightforward repetition of an artist's preoccupations , it tells us ' so many things it ...

Nietzsche and the Fate of Art

Challenging the accepted orthodoxy on Nietzsche's views on art, this book seeks both to challenge and to establish a new set of concerns as far as discourses on Nietzsche's thoughts on aesthetics are concerned, whilst at the same time using such insights to illuminate more central concerns of Nietzsche scholarship, such as the will to power, the illusion/truth question, the eternal return, the death of God, tragedy and Wagner.Following the development of Nietzsche's thoughts on art from his earliest writings to his last, Pothen counters traditionally accepted interpretations by suggesting a need to recognize the deep suspicion and at times hostility that Nietzsche displays towards art and the artist throughout his text by emphasising the philosophical arguments underlying this deep suspicion, and by viewing this tendency as something deeply connected to the other areas of his thought. Readers with interests in Nietzsche studies, aesthetics, German philosophy, and the philosophy of music, will find this a particularly invaluable and distinctive contribution to Nietzsche scholarship.

Documenting Ourselves

explained: Anything that comes from experience is much stronger than what comes through the brain. So that if you make films about experiences, about people, dealing with society with problems and things, and you make a very convincing ...

Documenting Ourselves

Since Robert Flaherty's landmark film Nanook of the North (1922) arguments have raged over whether or not film records of people and traditions can ever be "authentic." And yet never before has a single volume combined documentary, ethnographic, and folkloristic filmmaking to explore this controversy. What happens when we turn the camera on ourselves? This question has long plagued documentary filmmakers concerned with issues of reflexivity, subject participation, and self-consciousness. Documenting Ourselves includes interviews with filmmakers Les Blank, Pat Ferrero, Jorge Preloran, Bill Ferris, and others, who discuss the ways their own productions and subjects have influenced them. Sharon Sherman examines the history of documentary films and discusses current theiroeis and techniques of folklore and fieldwork. But Sharon Sherman does not limit herself to the problems faced by filmmakers today. She examines the history of documentary films, tracing them from their origins as a means of capturing human motion through the emergence of various film styles. She also discusses current theories and techniques of folklore and fieldwork, concluding that advances in video technology have made the camcorder an essential tool that has the potential to redefine the nature of the documentary itself.

Strange Tools

We don't make a joke funny by explaining it. But, as we have already noticed, it is of the essence of a joke that there is something to get, and so, in this sense, there is something to ... Art, if it is anything, is one big history.

Strange Tools

A philosopher makes the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves In his new book, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature, the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy, art history, and cognitive science, and making provocative use of examples from all three of these fields, Noë offers new answers to such questions. He also shows why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been and will continue to be unsuccessful.

Overheard in Seville 2013

“The existence of things is assumed by animals in action and expectation before intuition supplies any ... at least as much as anything else the felicitous harmony of the defining preoccupations of human reality (science, art, religion, ...

Overheard in Seville 2013

An annual publication, Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the George Santayana Society includes scholarly articles on George Santayana as well as announcements of publications and meetings pertaining to Santayana Scholarship.

Man in Art

The lives of the citizens , as represented by these masters , were above all things notable for quiet satisfaction in ... it cannot be in any way adequately represented in the graphic arts , it can only be suggested , as in Ary Renan's ...

Man in Art


New Challenges for Data Design

Do you think this will ever change? Does it matter? JH: I think people in the art world (especially critics) like to feel elite, like they understand things the rest of us don't. To get anything out of most “good” (i.e. critically ...

New Challenges for Data Design

The present work provides a platform for leading Data designers whose vision and creativity help us to anticipate major changes occurring in the Data Design field, and pre-empt the future. Each of them strives to provide new answers to the question, “What challenges await Data Design?” To avoid falling into too narrow a mind-set, each works hard to elucidate the breadth of Data Design today and to demonstrate its widespread application across a variety of business sectors. With end users in mind, designer-contributors bring to light the myriad of purposes for which the field was originally intended, forging the bond even further between Data Design and the aims and intentions of those who contribute to it. The first seven parts of the book outline the scope of Data Design, and presents a line-up of “viewpoints” that highlight this discipline’s main topics, and offers an in-depth look into practices boasting both foresight and imagination. The eighth and final part features a series of interviews with Data designers and artists whose methods embody originality and marked singularity. As a result, a number of enlightening concepts and bright ideas unfold within the confines of this book to help dispel the thick fog around this new and still relatively unknown discipline. A plethora of equally eye-opening and edifying new terms, words, and key expressions also unfurl. Informing, influencing, and inspiring are just a few of the buzz words belonging to an initiative that is, first and foremost, a creative one, not to mention the possibility to discern the ever-changing and naturally complex nature of today’s datasphere. Providing an invaluable and cutting-edge resource for design researchers, this work is also intended for students, professionals and practitioners involved in Data Design, Interaction Design, Digital & Media Design, Data & Information Visualization, Computer Science and Engineering.

The Flow of Art

It also gives the reply direct to all the silly people who say that " any child can paint these modern things . " No child has yet painted anything like these Legers ; nor ever will . No child has such clear concepts of things seen in ...

The Flow of Art

This volume presents a collection of writing by the foremost art critic of the modern movement as it emerged in the United States after the 1913 Armory Show. McBride wrote for The New York Sun and the literary journal The Dial.

The Art Of Memory

What possible connexion can there be between the 'emergence of modern science' and that medieval art, ... which it was found we should know something of those frenzied preoccupations with arts of memory, eombinatory arts, Cabalist arts, ...

The Art Of Memory

This unique and brilliant book is a history of human knowledge. Before the invention of printing, a trained memory was of vital importance. Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance. Frances Yates sheds light on Dante’s Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture; The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.

Neo Avant Garde

2 The reviewer is not identified by Seitz. This legal vocabulary re-emerges surprisingly in a question posed by Seitz during the symposium on “The Art of Assemblage”, as he asked: “Should artists be allowed to do anything, ...

Neo Avant Garde

The neo-avant-garde of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, is due for a thoroughgoing reassessment. This collection of essays represents the first full-scale attempt to deal with the concept from an interdisciplinary standpoint. A number of essays in this book concentrate on fine art, particularly painting and sculpture, thereby adding significantly to the growing art historical literature in the field, but a number of the contributions also focus on poetry, performance, theatre, film, architecture and music. Given that there are also major essays here dealing with geographical blindspots in current neo-avant-garde studies, with thematic issues such as art’s entanglement with gender, mass culture and politics, with key neo-avant-garde publications, and with the purely theoretical problems attaching to the theorisation of the topic, this collection offers a multi-dimensional approach to the subject which is noticeably lacking elsewhere. Taken together these essays represent a consolidated attempt at re-thinking the ‘cultural logic’ of the immediate post-World War II period.

Conversations with Robert Penn Warren

... to suggest that a work which deals with history can at the same time be a metaphorical plan , a metaphorical diagram for a writer's attitude toward human existence , which presumably is one of the writer's preoccupations anyway ...

Conversations with Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) excelled in three written genres-fiction, poetry, and literary criticism-and is one of the few writers to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both his poetry and his fiction. With Cleanth Brooks, he inspired practitioners of New Criticism and revolutionized the way literature was taught and studied in the academy. His 1946 novel All the King's Men, a fictionalized account of Louisianan Huey P. Long's gubernatorial administration, remains the template for American political commentary in fiction. In 1985, Warren became the first U.S. Poet Laureate. Conversations with Robert Penn Warren collects interviews ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s. Featuring interviews conducted by such writers and journalists as William Kennedy, Bill Moyers, C. Vann Woodward, and Roy Newquist, this collection's depth and focus are remarkable. Warren's critical acumen is present in every piece here, as he talks forthrightly about literature's place in American culture, the role of history in his novels and poetry, and the contemporary events that raged during his lifetime. Conversations with Robert Penn Warren is a rewarding look at a man whose life and literary career spanned most of the twentieth century. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) excelled in three written genres-fiction, poetry, and literary criticism-and is one of the few writers to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both his poetry and his fiction. With Cleanth Brooks, he inspired practitioners of New Criticism and revolutionized the way literature was taught and studied in the academy. His 1946 novel All the King's Men, a fictionalized account of Louisianan Huey P. Long's gubernatorial administration, remains the template for American political commentary in fiction. In 1985, Warren became the first U.S. Poet Laureate. Conversations with Robert Penn Warren collects interviews ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s. Featuring interviews conducted by such writers and journalists as William Kennedy, Bill Moyers, C. Vann Woodward, and Roy Newquist, this collection's depth and focus are remarkable. Warren's critical acumen is present in every piece here, as he talks forthrightly about literature's place in American culture, the role of history in his novels and poetry, and the contemporary events that raged during his lifetime. Conversations with Robert Penn Warren is a rewarding look at a man whose life and literary career spanned most of the twentieth century.

Artscanada

The idea of the beach , overturned boats was very romantic ; but the pure romance of the thing repulsed me so that I was unable to do anything but add on to my living structure . Probably I got deeper into my living structure because ...

Artscanada