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The following article depicts in speculative and summary form, an advocacy of art writing that is not limited by tight academic conventions. Following brief descriptions of works by Paul Auster (Leviathan, 1992) and Sophie Calle (Double Game, 1999), Hand considers writing for, by and about art as belonging to different competences and appertaining to different conventional approaches to writing as a practice within the broad field of contemporary art.

Keywords: Art writing; Auster; Calle; experimental writing; fiction; relationality

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of London.

Publication date: 2007-12-14

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  • The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice is the official organ of the Writing Purposefully in Art and Design (Writing PAD) network. It offers art and design institutions an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of thinking through writing as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. The journal aims to extend the debates to all national and international higher educational art and design institutions.
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