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Research: Some examples of artists who use text

  Jenny Holzer       Hans Haacke       Mary Kelly     Liam Gillick     Jeremy Deller     Martha Rosler     Victor Burgin     Wolfgang Tillmans     Bob and Roberta Smith       Hackney Flashers Collective       Jo Spence       Art For…Read more Research: Some examples of artists who use text

Feminism and Postmodernism

Craig Owens: The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Postmodernism   The postmodern condition: Decentred, allegorical, schizophrenic… ‘a crisis of cultural authority’ within western cultures and institutions. The end of Western sovereignty: ‘the discovery of the plurality of cultures is never a harmless experience’ (p1). ‘An “other” among others.’ Owens describes pluralism as a reduction (not…Read more Feminism and Postmodernism

Feminism and Conceptual Art

Text: Helen Molesworth: House Work   Mainstream writings on conceptual art (i.e. Jeff Wall's Marks of Indifference, Buchloh, Kotz) make it appear that only white American men were participating in this project. Molesworth’s argument is based around Moira Gaten’s Feminism and Philosophy, which considers feminist approaches in terms of those who favour equality and those…Read more Feminism and Conceptual Art

Psychoanalysis Reading Report

Psychoanalysis was developed by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) as a non-medicinal, talk-therapy to treat neurosis, informed by the study of the unconscious mind. Within psychology it has been largely abandoned due to the unscientific nature of its findings and methods that cannot be repeated by experiment and is tailored to the individual needs of each patient.[1]…Read more Psychoanalysis Reading Report