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Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Throughout the history of European modernism, philosophers and artists have been fascinated by madness. Something different happened in Brazil, however, with the “art of the insane” that flourished ... More


Bispo’s Contemporaneity

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter turns to the creative work of Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Brazil’s most famous “outsider artist.” The author addresses what it means to respect the rights of the mad when approaching their ... More


Monolingualism of the Global

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter 5 considers the exhibition of psychiatric patients’ art in the global contemporary art circuit, a contemporary history of which Arthur Bispo do Rosário also forms a part. The chapter examines ... More


The Brave New World of the MFA

Gary Alan Fine

in Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226560182
eISBN:
9780226560359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560359.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Here we are introduced to how young artists are trained in the contemporary art world and how creativity has found a place in the modern American university. The focus in MFA programs is not teaching ... More


Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education

Gary Alan Fine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226560182
eISBN:
9780226560359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560359.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Based on two years of intensive observation at three university-based graduate MFA arts programs, Talking Art provides a detailed ethnography of how young artists are trained in the contemporary art ... More


Visible Seams: The Media Art of Fatimah Tuggar

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter covers black visuality with regards to technology studies, media theory, and contemporary digital art. Fatimah Tuggar's Fusion Cuisine revealed links among historical and present notions ... More


Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Lisa Saltzman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What is the fate of photography? Displaced as a tool of identification by genetics and biometrics, dematerialized and dispersed as a document into the virtual archives of data centers and social ... More


Contextualizing the Arts: From Originating to Medial Contexts

Rudolf A. Makkreel

in Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249315
eISBN:
9780226249452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249452.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 9 explores various ways – traditional and contemporary – of contextualizing the interpretation of works of art. It is possible like Kant to contextualize the work of art in relation to a ... More


: From Medium to Site

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the mid-‘90s, contemporary art practice and criticism has been engaged in a widespread reformulation of the concept of “site-specificity.” At the same time, the vast proliferation of artists’ ... More


The Memory of Cinema

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the complex and varied fascination of contemporary art with the history of theatrical cinema, or what the author calls the memory of cinema. The memory of cinema in current ... More


Plato and Platonism on Poetry, Art, and Truth

Tom Rockmore

in Art and Truth after Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226040028
eISBN:
9780226040165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Plato’s criticism of contemporary art is not based on aesthetic grounds but is rather drawn from the angle of vision of his own theory of knowledge, which in turn presupposes ... More


Uppsala

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book, a self-made map of the world, was unveiled in the first week of the ninth month of the third millennium. It took years to complete and in every respect it was the joint work of the author ... More


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