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By Gavin Butt

It has lately turn into obvious that feedback has fallen on challenging occasions. both commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has turn into institutionally regimen. This booklet explores modern ways that have sought to resume criticism's energies within the wake of a 'theatrical flip' in fresh visible arts perform, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing over the last decade or so.

Issues addressed comprise the 'performing' of art's histories; the implications for feedback of embracing boredom, distraction and different 'queer' kinds of (in)attention; and the significance of exploring writerly strategy in responding to aesthetic adventure. Bringing jointly newly commissioned paintings from the fields of paintings background, functionality experiences, and visible tradition with the writings of latest artists, After Criticism presents a suite of experimental essays which display how 'the serious' may continue to exist as a necessary and efficacious strength inside of modern culture.

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