Taking Karl Kraus's words, "origin is the goal" as a starting point, the third volume in this art criticism series examines the themes engaging art at the end of the century and addresses the question of limits. Through a synthesis of text and images, writers, artists and film-makers explore various interpretations of "ends" - of the 20th century, of art, of criticism - refuting the finitude of either time or culture, and presenting the "game" as elliptical.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 150 x 230 x 6.35mm | 300g
- 01 Aug 1997
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- photographs, 20 b/w illustrations
About Juliet Steyn
Juliet Steyn is course leader of the MA in Art, Criticism and Theory at the School of Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design, and has written widely on aspects of art theory.
Table of contents
"Yeled Katan" is not a "little boy", Moshe Gershoni; the turning - 2000 AD, Christopher Want; different and the same, Peter Gidal; impossible redemption, Simon Critchley; the poverty of late transatlantic capitalism - is there a tradition of British sculpture?, Stella Santacatterina et al; coda, Jayne Parker; the performance of scepticism, Drew Milne; cycling to louse point, Ian Sinclair; axis enigma, Richard Appignanesi; the alchemist's workshop - materiality, process and transformation in the product of Chohreh Feyzdjou, Pennina Barnett; Lukasz Skapski - 16:00 (The Bow), Rebecca Drew; a corpse, literally - some thoughts on death, laughter and dogs, Marq Smith; future passability - rites of passage, John Gange; joke, Catherine Yass; end of games, Linda Karshan.