Five pages of writing about artists' writings

McQuilten, G 2018, 'Five pages of writing about artists' writings' in Jan van Schaik (ed.) Writing + Concepts 2016, Art + Australia, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 146-152.


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Title Five pages of writing about artists' writings
Author(s) McQuilten, G
Year 2018
Title of book Writing + Concepts 2016
Publisher Art + Australia
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) Jan van Schaik
Start page 146
End page 152
Subjects Art History
Summary Artist's writings are often encountered and considered in the same way as their art; as an extension of the work, or as a source of insight. The written word of the artist has, however, been crucial to the trajectories of art history and theory. When artists write, their writing informs both the practice of art and its theorisation, in ways that threaten but also transform the foundations of the art world. Artists writings antagonise art writing and ask art writers to be adventurous and self-critical
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Keyword(s) artists writings
art history
contemporary art
ISBN 9780995392564
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