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Reason to Destroy Contemporary Art

Malik, Suhail. 2015. Reason to Destroy Contemporary Art. In: C Cox; J Jaskey and Suhail Malik, eds. Realism Materialism Art. Berlin/Annandale-on-Hudson: Sternberg Press / Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, pp. 185-190. ISBN 9783956791260 [Book Section]

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For all the paradoxical anti-philosophy of contemporary art as a post-conceptual practice, it is in every case correlationist. As such, contemporary art has nothing to offer non-correlational realism. Put the other way, a rigorous realism can readily dispense with art as it now stands without loss or limitation. From yet another angle, realism’s provocation to art is the undoing of aesthetic experience as a condition or term of art, even in the avowal of art’s ineluctable materiality. Which is to say that realism speculatively indicates the conditions for another art than contemporary art.

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Book Section

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An earlier veriosn appeared in Spike 37 (Fall 2013)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Dates:

DateEvent
May 2015Published

Item ID:

21173

Date Deposited:

28 Sep 2017 17:05

Last Modified:

07 Mar 2019 16:07

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21173

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