Seeing Differently A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts
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Description: Seeing Differentlyoffers a history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture, from early modern beliefs that art is an expression of an individual, the painted image a "world picture" expressing a comprehensive and coherent point of view, to the rise of identity politics after WWII in the art world and beyond.The book is both a history of these ideas (for example, tracing the dominance of a binary model of self and other from Hegel through classic 1970s identity politics) and a political response to the common claim in art and popular political discourse that we are "beyond" or "post-" identity. In challenging this latter claim, Seeing Differentlycritically examines how and why we "identify" works of art with an expressive subjectivity, noting the impossibility of claiming we are "post-identity" given the persistence of beliefs in art discourse and broader visual culture about who the subject "is," and offers a new theory of how to think this kind of identification in a more thoughtful and self-reflexive way.Ultimately, Seeing Differentlyoffers a mode of thinking identification as a "queer feminist durational" process that can never be fully resolved but must be accounted for in thinking about art and visual culture. Queer feminist durationality is a mode of relational interpretation that affects both "art" and "interpreter," potentially making us more aware of how we evaluate and give value to art and other kinds of visual culture.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/2/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|List of figures|
|Introduction: the leaking frame of the argument on how to see differently|
|Art as a binary proposition; identity as a binary proposition|
|Fetishizing the gaze and the anamorphic perversion: "the other is you"|
|Multiculturalism, intersectionality, and "post-identity"|
|Queer feminist durationality: time and materiality as a means of resisting spatial objectification|
|Seeing and reconceiving difference: concluding thoughts, without final conclusions|