‘A narrative of what wishes what it wishes it to be’: An Introduction to ‘Creative Writing and Art History’
Grant, Catherine. 2011. ‘A narrative of what wishes what it wishes it to be’: An Introduction to ‘Creative Writing and Art History’. Art History, 34(2), pp. 230-243. ISSN 01416790 [Article]No full text available
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8365.2011.00817.x
Abstract or Description
This introduction considers the various relationships between creative writing and art history, tracing links between the essays published in this special issue and examples ranging from Gertrude Stein's modernist experiments to the novelist Paul Auster's and the artist Sophie Calle's literary and artistic collaboration. By focusing on the notion of the body (of the text, of the artist, and of the writer), the process involved in the writing of art histories is foregrounded. Framing this diverse collection of essays, this introduction maps out some of the possibilities from attending to the intersections between creative writing and art history.