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By Gavin Butt

It has lately develop into obvious that feedback has fallen on tough occasions. both commodification is deemed to have killed it off, or it has turn into institutionally regimen. This booklet explores modern methods that have sought to resume criticism's energies within the wake of a 'theatrical flip' in fresh visible arts perform, and the emergence of a 'performative' arts writing during the last decade or so.

Issues addressed comprise the 'performing' of art's histories; the implications for feedback of embracing boredom, distraction and different 'queer' different types of (in)attention; and the significance of exploring writerly method in responding to aesthetic adventure. Bringing jointly newly commissioned paintings from the fields of artwork heritage, functionality stories, and visible tradition with the writings of latest artists, After Criticism presents a suite of experimental essays which display how 'the serious' could continue to exist as an important and efficacious strength inside of modern culture.

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