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Contemporary Painting in Context

The essays collected in Contemporary Painting in Context examine the transformation and expansion of the field of painting over the last decades in relation to the more general lines of development in contemporary culture and visuality. The contributors address a range of important issues ? including how paintings present themselves to us today. That is to say, how paintings are ?framed? experientially, institutionally and culturally; the ways in which paintings of today can be said to reflect and reflect on the historical transformations of culture, visuality and image production and consumption; and whether it is possible to explain some of the changes and extensions of the field of painting by placing it in the wider context of cultural history, visual culture studies or gender studies. Contributors: Jonathan Harris, Peter Weibel, Barry Schwabsky, Stephen Melville, Katharina Grosse, Anne Ring Petersen, Katy Deepwell, Rune Gade, Gitte Ørskou and Chin-Tao Wu.

220 pages | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2010

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

      Anne Ring Petersen

Part One: Painting in the Common Culture
‘Contemporary’, ‘Common’, ‘Context’, ‘Criticism’: Painting after the End of Postmodernism
      Jonathan Harris
Pittura/Immedia: Painting in the Nineties between Mediated Visuality and Visuality in Context
      Peter Weibel
Part Two: Rethinking the Ontology of Painting
Object or Project? A Critic’s Reflections on the Ontology of Painting
      Barry Schwabsky
Painting: Ontology and Experience
      Stephen Melville
Part Three: The Expanded Field
The Poise of the Head und die anderen folgen
      Katharina Grosse
Painting Spaces
      Anne Ring Petersen
Part Four: Painting and the Question of Gender-Specificity
Claims for a Feminist Politics in Painting
      Katy Deepwell
Matter and Meaning: ’The Slime of Painting’
      Rune Gade
Part Five: Painting, Institutions, Market
The Longing for Order: Painting as the Gatekeeper of Harmony
      Gitte Ørskou
YBA Saatchi?—from Shark Sensation to Pastoral Painting
      Chin-tao Wu

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