'A Class Act', essay, catalogue: Philiip Timischil, Artworks for All Age Groups, Secession, Vienna, 16th November 2018

Clinton, Paul. 2018. 'A Class Act', essay, catalogue: Philiip Timischil, Artworks for All Age Groups, Secession, Vienna, 16th November 2018. [Exhibition Catalogue]

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An exhibition catalogue essay situating the work of Philip Timischil alongside other contemporary queer artists looking at tensions between Marxism and identity politics. Building from Didier Eribon’s argument that working class queers who enter the arts experience a sense of ‘split habitus’, the essay relates this to Pierre Bourdeiu’s Brechtian concept of consumer alienation, before claiming that Timischil’s images of dispossessed taste show that images of alienation no longer carry such potency, having been recuperated by luxury brands. The image of the dispossessed ‘split habitus’ marks both a point of identification within for working class queers in the arts and a reminder that contemporary art is itself bound by class and thus limited in its political reach.

Item Type:

Exhibition Catalogue

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Date:

16 November 2018

Event Location:

Secession, Vienna, Austria

Item ID:

28852

Date Deposited:

25 Jun 2020 10:37

Last Modified:

25 Jun 2020 10:37

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28852

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