Don't fight it: the embodiment of critique
Author: Beech, Amanda
Source: Journal of Visual Art Practice, Volume 6, Number 1, 10 May 2007 , pp. 61-71(11)
Abstract:This article examines the ethic of institutional critique as a problem for arts work vis--vis the political by making links between institutional critique and a Hegelian inspired subjectivity. Moving away from this Hegelian insistence on redemptive knowledge, or knowledge as a process of becoming, which inscribes the end of institutional critique itself, I examine the conditions of critique without the figure of the institution to predicate action upon, or more pointedly when critique becomes the institutional figure. Central to this is how we are to understand the work of knowledge (critique) within such a configuration, when recognizing either the possibility or the impossibility of absolute knowledge is not a required precursor for agency, but instead we are faced with knowledge without these grounds, as techne.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of the Arts, London.
Publication date: 10 May 2007
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