The work of art criticism: collaboration, communication, community

Bowman, Matthew (2020) The work of art criticism: collaboration, communication, community. Arts, 9 (4). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2076-0752

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This essay aims to reconsider the practice of art criticism. The first part aims to clear away some misconceptions that reduce art criticism to a fundamentally negative discourse that asserts a theory/practice distinction. In the second part, the essay tries to think of art criticism as collaborative writing alongside rather than about an artist. The third part, however, highlights some problems insofar as communication and collaboration have become imbricated within post-Fordist socioeconomic frameworks. In addition, the fourth part seeks to propose another direction by suggesting why art criticism and Kantian aesthetics may discover a renewed interest in one another through rethinking the sensus communis as an alternative to post-Fordist sociality. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reconsidering the State(s) of Criticism)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: art criticism, aesthetics, post-Fordism, Kant, collaboration, October
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Matthew Bowman
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2020 12:46
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 12:46

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