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Method without discipline

Malik, Suhail. 2007. 'Method without discipline'. In: Inventing methodologies 2: an interdisciplinary workshop on postgraduate practice-based research. Goldsmiths, University of London February 2007. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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These brief introductory remarks address how the demand that contemporary art be a critical undertaking determines it to be a rigorous method of situated enquiry. Such a methodological operation however suffers several 'faults' with regard to conventions of subject-specific research, primarily that contemporary art has no defining boundary or object of analysis – especially not 'art'. While the absence of such definition or limit grants art its extra-ordinary license and 'promiscuous' interdisciplinarity, it also means that critical art as method proceeds without disciplinary authority, security or ambition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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Organized by Research Unit for Contemporary Art Practice, Department of Visual Arts, Goldsmiths.

Keywords: art; research
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Event Location: Goldsmiths, University of London
Date range: February 2007
Item ID: 201
Date Deposited: 19 May 2008 16:51
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 12:49
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/201
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